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AirNZ 787 pilot suffers aneurysm after landing in PER

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markis10

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Very sad news.

A trail-blazing New Zealand pilot has died after suffering a medical episode minutes after landing a Dreamliner plane full of passengers at an Australian airport.


Ann Barbarich, a pilot with Air New Zealand for 27 years and one of the first women pilots to work for the carrier, is suspected of suffering a brain aneurysm moments after the Air New Zealand flight from Auckland landed in Perth on Sunday.


One of the three other pilots in the cockpit at the time took control of the plane, taxiing it to the gate, while the others went to her aid.


Two doctors were then rushed on board, and Captain Barbarich was taken to the Royal Perth Hospital.


She died two days later, with her family by her side.


Air New Zealand flew the family - husband Michael Bacher and her two children - from Auckland to be with her, the airline confirmed.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11351337
 

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Indeed very sad and a shock for the family.
However sloppy journalism.Medical equivalent of a picture of an A380 when the story is about a Dash-8.
The pilot would have had an undiagnosed aneurysm which ruptured just after she landed the plane.You don't suffer an aneurysm usually.Certainly brings up a few questions as this could have occurred at any time during one of her flights.
 

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.You don't suffer an aneurysm usually.Certainly brings up a few questions as this could have occurred at any time during one of her flights.


Yep we can all sit within certain parameters and can achieve low 'population' risk but no one has a special lease on life. It's about dealing with the exceptions and sometimes you just can't. Life
 
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