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Pilot on Boeing 757 dies of heart attack mid-flight with 239 passengers on board

Death in the air: Pilto Sergei Golev died aboard a UTair Boeing 757 from Bangkok to Novosibirsk

Boeing 757 pilot dies of heart attack mid-flight with 239 passengers on board

A pilot aboard a plane flying from Bangkok to Novosibirsk in western Siberia has died of a heart attack, transportation prosecutors said on Friday.

Sergei Golev, 44, suffered the attack in the cockpit and died despite all attempts at resuscitation – eEven a cardiologist, who was among the passengers on the flight, failed to revive him.

Fortunately the 239 passengers on board the UTair Boeing 757 landed safely in Novosibirsk despite Golev’s death.

Death in the air: Pilto Sergei Golev died aboard a UTair Boeing 757 from Bangkok to Novosibirsk

Death in the air: Pilto Sergei Golev died aboard a UTair Boeing 757 from Bangkok to Novosibirsk

The captain attempted an emergency landing in the Chinese city of Chengdu, but abandoned it because Golev died before the plane touched down.

Lead investigator Anastasia Utochkina told Life News: ‘The co-pilot died at 00:25 Novosibirsk time (1725 GMT), three hours after takeoff.

“The captain made the decision to get off, while the crew called the tannoy for a female doctor who was among the passengers.

“However, his attempts to revive the man, who was lying on the cockpit floor, were unsuccessful.”

Safe landing: 239 passengers were taken to final destination of Novosibirisk airport despite Golev's death

Safe landing: 239 passengers were taken to final destination of Novosibirisk airport despite Golev’s death

Airport officials insist the co-pilot was simply traveling as a passenger and had no control of the aircraft at any time.

Irina Levit, press officer at Novosibirsk Airport:The deceased pilot was traveling as an ordinary passenger.

“The plane belongs to the airline UTair, where Sergey Golev was employed. There was no threat to passengers.

Golev was a crew member – a reserve pilot, tasked, ironically, with replacing a crew member in case he fell ill.

The investigation department of the Russian transport authority has launched an investigation into the case with the aim of finding out the cause of the incident.

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