Senior pilot became 'incapacitated' at the controls on Jet Airways flight

Hero PASSENGER steps in to land plane carrying 200 people after the captain falls ill mid-way through flight from Bangkok to Delhi

By Daily Mail—— Bio and Archives--May 7, 2015

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A passenger stepped in to land a plane carrying 200 people after the captain fell ill mid-air.


The Jet Airways flight 9W063 was half-way through its journey from Bangkok to Delhi when the senior pilot was said to have become ‘incapacitated’ at the controls.

His co-pilot Samir Malhotra was forced to declare an emergency, but was helped to safely land the aircraft by another Jet Airways pilot who happened to be travelling as a passenger.

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