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Thai Lion Air co-pilot faints, dies

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A Thai Lion Air flight was forced to return to Hat Yai airport for an emergency landing on Wednesday after a co-pilot lost consciousness 20 minutes after take-off and later died. 

Worawut Kongkositkul, who is in charge of flight operations for the airline, said Peter Esberte, who co-piloted flight SL8537 from Hat Yai to Bangkok, collapsed and was later pronounced dead.

He said the 47-year-old Dutch pilot died while he was being taken from the airport to a hospital. He could not confirm the cause of death.

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