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Porter Pilot Has A Medical Situation In The Air...His Own

Where: Halifax, NS, Canada
November 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM | by | ()

There was a little scare in the air over the weekend for passengers and crew aboard a Porter Airlines flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The pilot of the plane apparently passed out and lost consciousness shortly after the plane took off. The plane made an in-flight U-turn and headed back to Halifax with the copilot at the controls.

It isn’t known what exactly caused the pilot’s medical situation, but he was able to leave the plane and walk into an ambulance upon landing. He was of course taken to the hospital to check things out. All of the passengers remained on the plane until a replacement crew reported for duty—hopefully they gave out lots of their complimentary wine—and the plane later made it to its final destination.

Let’s just hope that the pilot gets the all clear to fly again with no more passing out, as Porter is going to need pilots to fly its planes down to Myrtle Beach. As we discussed last week, the airline has finally gotten the go ahead to start flying south for the winter. The airline will go back and forth twice a week starting at the end of February, and will end when the weather starts to warm up at the end of May.

Related Stories:
· Porter Pilot Passes Out Briefly [MSN Canada]
· Porter Airlines Is Looking To Expand...To Myrtle Beach? [Jaunted]
· Porter Airlines coverage [Jaunted]

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