An emergency landing in Panama results in the death of a pilot.



During a flight from Miami, Florida, to Santiago, Chile, on Monday 14th Aug 2023, a pilot suffered a medical emergency.

LATAM Airlines’ plane landed in Panama City for an emergency landing, but the pilot later died as a result.

“LATAM Airlines Group S.A. informs that flight LA505 (Miami – Santiago) diverted to Tocumen International Airport in Panama due to a medical emergency involving one of the three crew members,” the statement states.

“Sadly, the pilot died after landing and receiving further medical assistance,” the report said.

He has served LATAM with dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm for 25 years, according to the statement.

The name of the pilot has not been confirmed by LATAM Airlines.


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