Co-pilot dies during flight to Cyprus

A plane making it’s way from Manchester to Cyrus was forced to make an emergency landing following the death of a co-pilot at the controls.

First Officer Michael Warren died yesterday, aged 43 years. Warren allegedly died of natural causes.

The flight had left Manchester at 2.20pm, heading for Paphos but the pilot was forced to land in Istanbul at 5.45pm because of the medical emergency.

A spokesman for the airline said,

"GB Airways confirms that yesterday’s flight BA 6826 from Manchester to Paphos diverted to Istanbul due to a medical emergency on the flight deck.

"On landing, it was confirmed that the first officer had died during the flight.

"Mr Warren had been with GB Airways since August 2005 and previous to that he flew with the RAF.

"At no time was the aircraft, passengers or crew in any danger.

"The first officer’s next of kin have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with his wife and family following this tragic news."

Read the full story on the Daily Mail.

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