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Ryanair pilot FAINTS in mid-air as plane was being diverted during a thunderstorm

Ryanair pilot FAINTS in mid-air as plane was being diverted during a thunderstorm on its way to Italy

  • Flight from London Stansted to Palermo in Italy was forced to land 67 miles away
  • Treacherous weather on Thursday evening meant the plane had to be diverted
  • The co-pilot fainted as plane was coming in to land and captain had to take over 

A Ryanair pilot fainted as his plane was being diverted during a thunderstorm.

The flight from London Stansted to Palermo in Italy was forced to land 67 miles away in Trapani because of the treacherous weather on Thursday evening.

As the plane approached the runway, the co-pilot passed out and the captain was forced to land the plane himself.

A Ryanair pilot fainted as his plane was being diverted during a thunderstorm (stock image)

After the plane touched down, the co-pilot was rushed to hospital. He was later released after being assessed by doctors.

Ryanair told MailOnline: ‘The first officer on this flight briefly fainted while the aircraft was being landed by the captain at Trapani. 

‘He was examined by local medical staff and taken to hospital, where he was examined and released shortly thereafter without suffering any ill effects whatsoever.’

The flight from London Stansted (pictured) to Palermo in Italy was forced to land 67 miles away in Trapani because of the treacherous weather on Thursday evening

The flight from London Stansted (pictured) to Palermo in Italy was forced to land 67 miles away in Trapani because of the treacherous weather on Thursday evening

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