No sooner the freight service flight 927 took off from Abu Dhabi towards Amsterdam, the pilot collapsed and his condition was deteriorating.
The First Officer issued an emergency call and diverted the Etihad aircraft to Kuwait.
“A medical team met the aircraft upon landing in Kuwait and assisted the pilot on-board. However, after receiving medical treatment, the pilot was pronounced deceased.
No commercial passengers were on board the freight service, according to the National.