Turkish Airlines pilot Serdar Gündoğdu died from the coronavirus in Istanbul April 15, the third of the company's pilots to pass away from the disease.
Captain pilot Gündoğdu had been receiving treatment in the Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Hospital for COVID-19.
Gündoğdu was expecting a transplant for his treatment.
Air-Labor Union (Hava-Is) Director Ali Kemal Tatlıbal tweeted his condolences and good wishes to Gündoğdu's family.
Rahmet-i Rahman’a kavuşan Kaptanımız, Serdar GÜNDOĞDU’ya Yüce Allah’tan Rahmet, Ailesine ve tüm üyelerimize başsağlığı diliyorum.— Ali Kemal TATLIBAL (@ak_tatlibal) April 15, 2020
Ruhu şâd, mekânı Cennet olsun. pic.twitter.com/G65lqvX9ED
Turkish Airlines pilots Mehmet Ali Kılıç and Mustafa Türkon also died from the novel disease.