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British Airways says its four pilots did not die from Covid-19 Vaccine

Four healthy British Airways pilots recently died, and the airline claims that its pilots did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine.

A photo of the four condolence books next to framed pictures of the four young and healthy pilots in a British Airways-themed lounge was posted on Twitter.

After the death of the pilots, some people claimed that British Airways was in “crisis talks” with the British government. However, the airline confirmed the deaths in response to inquiries on social media but denied the deaths were linked to the COVID-19 vaccine.

The basis for that false claim was a short voicemail message from an anonymous person who posted the clip in mid-June. In the clip, he said:

“They’ve had the third BA pilot die in the last seven days, yeah? Third pilot dead in the last week. The first two guys were in their forties and fifties; this guy, mid-thirties, perfectly fit, no underlying conditions. He gets his second jab and is dead within days, the same as the first two.

“Because of this, BA are now in crisis talks with the government about whether to allow vaccinated pilots to fly. The issue with that, of course, is that about 80%, according to my friend in BA, 80-85% have been injected.”

The three British Airways pilots were identified as Capt. Nicholas Synnott; Senior First Officer Edward Brice-Bennett; and Senior First Officer Grant Mercer. Capt, Synnott and FO Bennett died in June, whereas FO Mercer died earlier on May 4.

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Sharad Ranabhat