BREAKING NEWS – Athens, Greece – A Jet2 plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Greece after a pilot was said to have fainted at 30,000 feet, reports said.

The co-pilot took control of a Jet2 flight that was bound from Birmingham, England to Antalya, Turkey, Birmingham Live reported.

The plane was forced to land in Thessaloniki, Greece, after the pilot had passed out as the flight experienced turbulence.

Jet2 later took full responsibility for the incident, and stated that they plan on having a more rigorous screening when hiring pilots. They explained that the pilot who fainted should never been have hired, because on his job application he admitted that he easily gets motion sickness and has a serious fear of heights.