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Pilot Dies in Bathroom During Flight from Miami After Suffering Health Emergency

LATAM Airlines has experienced a tragedy as one of their pilots unexpectedly passed away following a medical emergency during a flight from Miami, Florida to Santiago, Chile.

On Monday, LATAM flight 505, carrying 271 passengers from Miami to Santiago was diverted to Tocumen International Airport in Panama due to a medical emergency experienced by the pilot.

It has been confirmed that the pilot, Captain Iván Andaur Santibáñez, 56, passed away during the flight.

This incident marks an unfortunate tragedy for LATAM Airlines and those affected by this unexpected event.

Captain Santibáñez, who had served LATAM for 25 years, reportedly took ill three hours into the flight, according to Simple Flying.

The news source further stated that he collapsed in the bathroom and was immediately attended to by the cabin crew.

Despite their efforts and those of medical professionals on the ground, Captain Santibáñez was declared dead upon arrival.

LATAM Airlines, a Chilean airline company, released a statement following the tragic event:

“LATAM Airlines Group reports that flight LA505 yesterday, 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.”

“We are deeply moved by what has happened, and we extend our sincere condolences to the family of our employee. We are deeply grateful for his 25-year career and his valuable contribution, which was always distinguished by his dedication, professionalism, and dedication. During the flight, all the necessary safety protocols were carried out to safeguard the life of the affected pilot.”

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  1. That’s happening quite frequently since they were forced to take the “killer vax”.

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