INCIDENT | Emirates #EK205 returned to Milan after the first officer suddenly fell ill

Emirates Flight #EK205 made a U-turn over the Atlantic on March 13, 2023 and returned to Milan. The A380 was performing flight #EK205 from the international airport of Milan Malpensa to new York JFK Airport. As the flight was expected to last 7 hours, the co-pilot suddenly felt an illness preventing from continuing his duty.

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The pilot’s health conditions worried the entire crew who decided to turn over the Atlantic only 1h30 into flight and to return to Milan. After notifying ATC, the aircraft (A6-EUD) performed the U-turn to come back to Italy. More than 5h30 after departure, the plane landed back in Milan.

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The plane was met by ambulance and the pilot was rescued by the medical personnel present inside the airport. A statement said that the need to go back was determined by the need for urgent medical treatment.

Source: Airlive

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