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Co pilot’s medical problems prompts emergency landing for Air Canada flight

Jan. 29, 2008, Toronto - The co-pilot of an Air Canada flight from Toronto to London has reportedly been admitted into psychiatric care at an Irish hospital after "falling ill" in the cockpit during a flight.


January 29, 2008
By The Canadian Press

Jan. 29, 2008, Toronto – The co-pilot of an Air Canada flight from Toronto to
London has reportedly been admitted into psychiatric care at an
Irish hospital after "falling ill" in the cockpit during a flight.

Air Canada has revealed little about what happened on board the
plane, but did say the pilot of Flight 848 made an emergency landing
in Shannon, Ireland, at 8 a.m. local time yesterday after his
co-pilot became unwell.

Paramedics and a doctor were at the airport to treat the
co-pilot, who has been reported by the Irish press to have suffered
a nervous breakdown on board the flight.

Air Canada Spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick says there were no safety
risks during the emergency landing, adding that such incidents are
rare.

Fitzpatrick wouldn't elaborate on the medical condition of the
co-pilot, but said the pilot who landed the plane had followed
procedure.