Pilot flying from Miami to Chile dies DURING flight with 271 passengers aboard


An airline pilot died after collapsing in the bathroom of a Miami to Chile flight with 271 passengers aboard.

He was ill into the flight

Captain Ivan Andaur began feeling unwell three hours into the LATAM Airlines flight from Florida to Santiago and after collapsing in the bathroom he received emergency treatment from the crew, reported Simple Flying.

The flight took thirty minutes to divert to Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport and first responders declared Andaur, a 25-year (in service) veteran pilot, dead when the plane landed.

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The LA505 flight, which was operating a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, left Miami at 10.11pm on Monday 14 August, and also had a relief captain and first officer onboard when the incident took place.

The passing

LATAM Airlines Group reports that flight LA505 Sunday, which was on the Miami-Santiago route, had to land at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama due to a medical emergency for one of the three members of the command crew.

‘When the plane landed, emergency services provided life-saving help, but the pilot sadly passed away,’ the airline said in a statement.

‘We are deeply grateful for his 25-year career and his valuable contribution, which was always distinguished by his dedication, professionalism, and dedication.

Following the incident, the flight left Panama City on Tuesday and continued on to Chile.

According to the New York Post, Captain Andaur was 56 years old.

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