New Delhi (Uttam Hindu News): A 37-year-old Air India pilot died after feeling unwell during a training session at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here. An official gave this information on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Himanil Kumar, who met an unfortunate end during a training session at the operations department of Air India at Terminal 3 of the Delhi airport.
The pilot appears to have suffered a heart attack, an official said. When Kumar showed signs of anxiety, colleagues rushed to his help, suspecting a heart attack. According to officials, efforts were made to revive him and he was taken to the airport hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Senior Commander Kumar was undergoing training to operate wide-body aircraft after narrow-body aircraft.
He had passed his medical examination on August 23 and was declared fit, having started training on October 3 for the transition from operating the A320 aircraft to the Boeing 777 aircraft, the official said. There were no reports of concerns related to fatigue in relation to their flying duties. Kumar had resumed training on the day of the incident after returning from leave.
An Air India spokesperson said, we are saddened by the demise of our colleague Captain Himanil Kumar. Captain Kumar was a senior commander who had come to our operations office at T3 Delhi airport as part of a routine procedure.
He suddenly felt uneasy in the office. Colleagues immediately helped him. He was then taken to the airport hospital, where he died despite all efforts by doctors. Kumar was not on active flying duty and was undergoing conversion training to operate wide-body aircraft. Air India team stands in grief with Captain Kumar’s family.