Air India pilot dies of cardiac arrest

An Air India pilot, aged around 37, suffered a cardiac arrest in the airline's Gurugram office on Thursday.

Despite immediate CPR by co-staff, the pilot couldn't be revived and was rushed to a nearby private hospital.

Unfortunately, the efforts to save him were unsuccessful, and he was declared dead at Medanta medical centre.

Comments from Air India are pending as authorities seek more information on the incident.

Pilots from Indian carriers, particularly major ones, have raised concerns about stress and fatigue, attributing it to "faulty" rostering.

Complaints include back-to-back night shifts and extended periods away from home base, impacting pilot well-being.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a draft of revised flight duty time limitation (FDTL) rules to address these concerns.

Recent incidents, including an IndiGo pilot collapsing and a former SpiceJet captain's death, underscore the importance of addressing pilot welfare issues in the industry.

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