Iván Andaur, captain of the LATAM Airlines flight from Miami to Chile, died in the onboard bathroom following cardiac arrest.
Andaur, 56, went into cardiac arrest and collapsed around 11 p.m. on Sunday. His two co-pilots had to make an emergency landing at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City as a nurse and two doctors on board tried to save him, The sun reported.
“Unfortunately, we did not have the necessary or sufficient supplies to perform proper resuscitation,” said the nurse named Isadora.
Iván Andaur, LATAM pilot. Photo by Facebook/Iván Andaur
After the emergency landing, the passengers were booked into hotels in Panama City and resumed their journey with another flight on Tuesday.
“All necessary protocols were followed during the flight to protect the life of the affected pilot. Unfortunately, after landing and receiving further medical assistance, the pilot died,” LATAM Airlines said. New York Post.