Air New Zealand Pilot Fell Ill on Landing and Died After a Few Days
Ann Barbarich, a New Zealand pilot died after a few days of suffering a medical occurrence just after of landing a Dreamliner plane at an Australian airport.
Ann Barbarich, has been a pilot with Air New Zealand for long twenty seven years. She was one of the first women pilots who started working with the airline. It is suspected that on Sunday she suffered from a brain aneurysm just few moments after she landed the flight from Auckland in Perth. The captain was learning to operate the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
After she was taken ill one of the other three pilots took control of the plane and taxied it to the gate. The others went to provide assistance and aid to Captain Barbarich.
Immediately two doctors were brought on board from where she was taken for treatment to the Royal Perth Hospital. After two days in the hospital she passed away.
Air New Zealand confirmed that the carrier flew her husband Michael Bacher and two children from Auckland, who were with her during her last hours.
A passenger who was on board, said that the crew handled the situation very professionally. The passenger said, "There was no panic and we hardly noticed anything had happened."
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