Stressful times for all, doctors on board were able to help with a quick diagnosis and then he had to be restrained. He was a long time veteran of Air Canada. BD
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -- An Air Canada co-pilot having a mental breakdown had to be forcibly removed from the cockpit, restrained and sedated, and a flight attendant with flying experience helped the pilot safely make an emergency landing, an Irish investigation concluded Wednesday. An Air Canada pilot and flight attendant are applauded in a report for their life-saving thinking under pressure. An Air Canada pilot and flight attendant are applauded in a report for their life-saving thinking under pressure. The report by the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit into an incident in January applauded the decision-making of the pilot and the cockpit skills of the flight attendant, who stepped into the co-pilot's seat for the emergency diversion to Shannon Airport in western Ireland.
Report: Co-pilot had breakdown, flight attendant helped land jet - CNN.com
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