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British Airways Pilot Loses Battle With Covid-19 After 243 Days in Hospital

Image for representation, Credits: Reuters

Image for representation, Credits: Reuters

The reason behind his death has not been disclosed as the probability of his death was related to the aftermath of surviving Covid-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic in the last year led to an unprecedented rise in deaths and loss of people across the world, all from an invisible virus. Social media fees are too often filled with news of someone losing the battle with the disease, even after hospitalization, medication and every last resort. In one instance of long Covid a patient has spent a record for 243 days at the hospital. Sounds like a nightmare? Nicholas Synnott, a 60-year-old British Airways pilot and a father of two was infected with the virus over than a year ago while flying from London and Houston. In this one year, he has spent a record of 243 days in the hospital. Synnott was admitted to a hospital in Houston in March 2020. The reason behind his death has not been disclosed, but it is probable his death was related to Covid-19 complications.

The doctors report that his organs were severely damaged as the result of the virus. He has left behind his wife Nicola, and two children Rebecca, Mail Online reported.

Captain Al Bridger, director of flight operations at British Airways, said “We are devastated by this incredibly sad news. Nick was a valued member of our pilot family and a friend to many at the airline. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time,” the Independent reported.

In December 2020, Synnott told the media that he has managed to stay at the hospital for eight-month, “With the support of my wife, and the thought of going back to my kids. It was a tough journey but, we’ve got where we are."

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first published:June 12, 2021, 11:54 IST