23 Jan 2012

Pilot death forces Virgin Samoa to cancel Sydney flight

7:48 am on 23 January 2012

A Virgin Samoa airline pilot has died while swimming in a resort at Mulifanua yesterday which forced the airline to cancel its scheduled flight from Apia to Sydney Australia this morning.

The police in Samoa are looking into the incident but sources say the Samoan pilot drowned.

Hundreds of passengers have been told of the cancellation of the flight when they arrived at Faleolo International airport.