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EasyJet co-pilot developed anxiety attack during approach to Glasgow

Christian Fernsby |
A single EasyJet pilot landing was performed after the co-pilot experienced an anxiety attack upon approach to Glasgow International Airport.

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The co-pilot on an easyJet flight from London Stansted to Glasgow International Airport with 148 passengers on board left the flight deck after experiencing anxiety which developed into a panic attack.

The commander advised air traffic control that the plane was being operated by one pilot, and together with the cabin crew managed to perform a safe single pilot landing of the Airbus A319-111.

The day before, the co-pilot and commander had flown from Glasgow to Palma de Mallorca and back, and upon approaching the landing strip to the resort city's airport, a change in wind displaced the aircraft, during which the commander took over and executed a go-around.

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