According to metro.co.uk, Walid bin Mohammed al-Mohammed was getting ready to land the Saudia flight, when he suffered a heart attack and passed away.
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His co-pilot, Rami Ben Ghazi, was able to take command and land the plane without causing any harm to passengers. Ben Ghazi also radioed for the plane to be met by emergency services upon landing at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport however, paramedics weren’t able to save al-Mohammed, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A pilot of a passenger jet carrying about 220 people tragically died at 34,000 feet while trying to land the plane.