Passengers steer speeding bus to safety after driver dies
The incident happened in Russia's Omsk region, Interfax reports.The bus, carrying around 20 passengers, was traveling along the Isilkul – Poltavka highway when it suddenly headed off the road, into a ditch.Seeing that the bus driver was obviously not well, several alarmed passengers rushed to stop the bus, and succeeded before it overturned. The 54-year-old driver died at the wheel. He is believed to have had a stroke as a result of heart disease.The accident is being investigated by local police, but it is unlikely that a criminal case will be opened.This year has seen some similar incidents. Last month, a Qatar Airways aircraft had to make an emergency landing in Malaysia after the captain’s sudden death.In June 2010, an American Airlines air-hostess helped land an airplane with 225 passengers aboard after the second pilot became ill.