Humberside Airport emergency landing pilot dies
A pilot who fell ill at the controls of his plane forcing his passenger to land the light aircraft has died, police have said.
The man collapsed in the cockpit of the plane after taking off, leaving the “inexperienced” passenger to make an emergency landing.
The plane landed at Humberside Airport under the guidance of instructors called in by air traffic controllers.
Police said they were unable to confirm the cause of death.
A spokesman for Humberside Police said: “The pilot of the plane sadly died last night.
“We are not treating it as suspicious and we are in a position whereby formal identification will take place later today.”
He added that a file would be prepared for the coroner.
Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the North Lincolnshire airport after a distress call was made from the light aircraft.
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