Saudi Airways pilot dies just before landing

Saudi Airways pilot dies just before landing

By Staff Writer

02 Mar, 2016 | 6:12 pm

A Saudi Airways pilot died of heart attack on board a flight from Bicha airport to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

The pilot, Walid bin Mohammed Al Mohammed, was trying to land his plane at Riyadh airport on Tuesday when he suffered from a heart attack.

According to Gulf Digital News report, co-pilot Rami Ghazi Batabara requested an emergency landing and safely landed the plane after alerting the control tower.

The Saudi Airways issued a statement saying that passengers were not exposed to any danger whatsoever during the flight, reported local Arabic daily Al Riyadh.