According to Times Now News, a “37-year-old pilot from Air India died after suffering cardiac arrest at the airline’s Gurugram office on Thursday.”

The pilot was given CPR and rushed to the hospital, but he could not be saved.

The outlet reports this is the third death of a pilot to the same issue in three months.

Times Now News reports:

The “incident report” for the “medical emergency case” stated, “At approximately 11:35 am on November 16, 2023, Air India Commander, approximately 37 years old, experienced a sudden cardiac arrest at level 3 of the Air India office.

“CPR was administered by colleagues, and he was immediately transferred to Medanta Medical Centre. Despite receiving CPR and first aid from a doctor, he remained unconscious and was later declared deceased,” it further read.


Meanwhile, sources told The Times Of India that the pilot was getting trained for Boeing 777 and was at flight dispatch as part of that when he suffered cardiac arrest.

Notably, this is not the first time that a young pilot has lost his life to a cardiac arrest. In August, a pilot with IndiGo Airline collapsed at a Nagpur Airport boarding gate just before flying an aircraft to Pune. He was also administered first aid and rushed to a hospital but could not be saved.

A day prior to this incident, a SpiceJet captain working for Qatar Airways had died as a flyer from Delhi to Doha.

100 Percent Fed Up noted the prior incidents mentioned by Times Now News. 

REPORT: Three Pilots ‘Die Suddenly’ In One Week

According to journalist Sally Beck, an airline captain said the airline industry is “poised on the precipice of disaster.”

The Vigilant Fox writes:

Pilots Warns of Airline Industry Disaster Due to COVID-19 Vaccines

Captain Shane Murdock, a pilot for more than 40 years, has found official data that back up his claim of impending global catastrophe:

There was a 272% rise in mayday calls in 2022, with a 386% surge in early 2023 (see chart).

There was also an unprecedented 126% increase in flight restrictions due to medical limitations.

Murdock thinks some pilots are ticking time bombs and claims many are not declaring ill-health. He said:

“They are not reporting brain fog, heart flutters, and dizzy spells because they don’t want to lose their jobs.”

Cpt Murdock thinks lack of action can have only one result. Many planes make emergency landings because of pilot incapacitations. He warned:

“Disasters will occur, and both aircrew and the traveling public will die unnecessarily.”

This information was compiled from an article written by @Beck_Sall (give her a follow).

“MAYDAY MAYDAY Distress calls made by pilots were up 386% in the first 3 months of this year! Last year there was 272% increase. These 7700 mayday calls are reserved for dire emergency that put passengers and crew in danger,” Sally Beck writes.

“Between 2018, and 2019, the mayday average was 29.1 per cent of all distress calls. The graph shows there was an instant, steep increase when the va. cc. ines were mandated to pilots 3 years ago today,” Beck wrote.

“Plus, the number of multi-crew licences issued by Australia’s regulator CASA has increased by 126%. This restricts pilots to operating with multiple crew members and is issued when their medical status shows a possibility that they may become incapacitated whilst flying,” she added.

“Cpt Shane Murdock had 20 yrs with Virgin Australia. He notes a steep increase in pilot incapacitations and thinks some are ticking time bombs. He claims many are not declaring ill-health like brain fog, heart flutters and dizzy spells because they don’t want to lose their jobs,” she continued.


“Aviators have comprehensive annual health checks, or six-monthly if they have been ill. Rules state they can pass only with a less than 1 per cent chance of suffering an illness that could incapacitate them,” she added.

“How are they passing medicals if they are suffering serious adverse reactions? The FAA changed the ECG markers. The new limit is 50 per cent longer than the previous limit, and means that if a pilot has developed a heart condition, it could slip past,” she wrote.

“FAA violated their own rules that state no pilot can take medicines unless approved and in use for 12 months. Pilots are forbidden to take part in drug trials and all Covid-19 v.a. x. were allowed under emergency use authorisation. The trial finishes this year,” she continued.

Sally Beck writes at TCW:

It was November 15, 2020, when Australian airlines mandated Covid-19 vaccines for 900 pilots, and all air and ground crew. Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna were available in Australia.

Today is the third anniversary of that mandate and Cpt Murdock is one of 12 pilots who refused. He was sacked of course, accused of serious professional misconduct, a charge generally reserved for inappropriate sexual behaviour or reckless and dangerous behaviour.

Mr Murdock, 60, who lives near Sydney, Australia, flew as Captain for Virgin Australia for 20 years, and has held a licence since 1984. He also has an MSc in Aviation Human Factors, the science behind how humans interface with machines. He said: ‘Somewhere on the international network daily, you will find a plane has been turned back because of a health emergency. Either a passenger health emergency or crew health emergency.’

When pilots put out a mayday radio call to air traffic control, it is nicknamed a ‘squawk’. They use the code 7700 for all mayday calls which are reserved for serious incidents like pilot incapacitation or an uncontained fire on board. Few scenarios warrant a mayday; passengers and crew must face genuine peril.

There has been an unprecedented rise in the numbers of mayday calls as tracked by a bot set up by the X account @GCFlightAlerts. It posts when a pilot squawks 7700 anywhere in the world.

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