The captain of a departing KLM aircraft became unwell, with a suspected heart attack (myocardial infarction), as he was about to leave Glasgow Airport for Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of an on-board passenger.
Firefighters from Glasgow Airport helped take the Dutch pilot off the plane. He was met by ambulance crews and taken to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank.
Passengers on board had their flights re-booked.
A spokeswoman for KLM said: “During taxiing to the runway on this KLM flight to Amsterdam the captain became unwell and the staff treated him with the help of a passenger.
“He was taken to hospital where his condition is said to be stable.”
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