Pakistan Airlines flight returns safely after captain suffers heart attack

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 777-300ER, registration AP-BID, performing as flight PK785, from Islamabad (ISB), Pakistan to London Heathrow (LHR), United Kingdom, with 435 passengers on board, had to return back to Islamabad airport, when the captain suffered a cardiac arrest one hour in to the flight, as per reports from Aviation Herald.

The landing was safely performed two hours after take-off. The captain was immediately treated and brought to a hospital, where he is now reported to be, in stable condition.

A replacement crew resumed the flight, which reached London Heathrow with a delay of four hours.

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