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Moscow-bound airliner returns to Riga because of pilot's unwellness

October 14, 2013, 4:24 UTC+3
All the passengers of the stricken flight are now staying at the airport
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Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

RIGA, October 14 (Itar-Tass) - A Moscow-bound airliner of the Latvian Air Baltic company has returned to Riga's international airport because the first pilot was feeling unwell, media here reported on on Monday.

One of the passengers related, "Our Moscow-bound airliner took off on schedule (at 23:45, Moscow time). The plane was to land at Moscow's Domodedovo airport. After an approximately half-an-hour flight, the second pilot announced that the plane was returning to Riga because the first pilot was feeling unwell. We are currently back in Riga, awaiting a new information". "It has been announced that we are to be flown to Moscow aboard a nearest-scheduled airliner, most likely in the morning," he added.

All the passengers of the stricken flight are now staying at the airport.

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