A RyanAir pilot fainted in mid-air as his plane was being diverted during violent thunderstorms over Italy.
The plane was flying from London Stansted to Palermo in Italy on Thursday evening, but had to land 67 miles away in Trapani due to severe storms in the area.
RyanAir confirmed the co-pilot “briefly fainted” as the plane descended through the storm, leaving the captain to land the plane himself.
They added that the reason the flight was diverted was due to thunderstorms over Palermo, and had nothing to do with the crew.
“The pilot was examined by local medical staff and taken to hospital, where he was examined and released shortly thereafter, without suffering any ill effects whatsoever,” the RyanAir statement concluded.