Trainee Emirates pilot blacks out at plane controls

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    A trainee Emirates Airline pilot passed out at the controls of an aircraft and was unconscious for 55 minutes while on a solo training flight near the Australian city of Adelaide.
    A report by Australia’s Transport Safety Bureau (TSB) said the young Middle Eastern pilot blacked out at the controls, waking after 55 minutes to find the single-engine light aircraft had overshot the airport and had headed 250km out to sea.
    The unnamed pilot, who was on a year-long Emirates Airlines scholarship at the Flight Training Adelaide institute, was flying solo and no passengers were onboard.
    According to the TSB report, the pilot reported feeling hot and sweaty and climbed the aircraft to 1,980m in order to cool the cabin.

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