Qatar Airways confirms pilot’s in-flight death

October 13, 2010

Qatar Airways has confirmed that the captain of flight QR645 died on board the flight from Manila to Doha.

In a statement carried by Qatar News Agency (QNA), the airline said that the flight was diverted to Kuala Lumpur where it landed at approximately 3.35 am universal time (11.35 am local time), allowing a new crew to board.

“The flight departed Kuala Lumpur at 0516hrs UTC. Qatar Airways’ priority, as always, remains the comfort and safety of its passengers and staff,” the statement said.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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