A plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Greece on Tuesday after a pilot reportedly passed out at 30,000 feet, reports said.
The co-pilot took control of a Jet2 flight en route from Birmingham, England to Antalya, Turkey, Birmingham Live reported.
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The plane was forced to land in Thessaloniki, Greece, after the pilot passed out when the plane encountered turbulence.
“While we were all [seated] we noticed something going on at the front of the plane,” an unnamed passenger told the Birmingham News Agency. “We thought someone had injured themselves in the toilet while experiencing turbulence.
“We were told we were landing in Greece due to a medical emergency on board. We weren’t told which part,” the passenger added. “People were worried because we had just been through turbulence and we didn’t know what was happening.”
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The plane is said to have been delayed eight hours after landing in Turkey.
The passenger, who has a family of four, was reportedly given a €60 voucher which amounted to just $60 for their meals during the eight-hour period.
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The airline apparently denied compensation to the plane’s passengers as Jet2 does not cover emergency medical delays, the passenger told the outlet.
FOX Business could not immediately reach Jet2 for comment.