American Airlines Pilot Dies On Board Overnight Flight From Phoenix To Boston

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Oct 5, 2015 – American Airlines Pilot Dies On Board Overnight Flight From Phoenix To Boston

An American Airlines pilot has died on board an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston.

Airline spokeswoman Michelle Mohr told Sky News that Flight 550 was diverted to Syracuse, New York, on Monday morning after the pilot suddenly “became ill”.

The flight’s first officer requested an emergency landing, telling the control tower in Syracuse: “Captain is incapacitated.”

Sky News understands the pilot was pronounced dead by medical personnel after the plane landed safely at about 7.15am.

Details of the medical emergency and the pilot’s identity were not being released, pending notification of family members, Ms Mohr said.

The airline is “incredibly saddened by this event”, she said.
A replacement crew was called in to take the flight and its 147 passengers on to Boston.

[Sky News]

4 thoughts on “American Airlines Pilot Dies On Board Overnight Flight From Phoenix To Boston

    • If your comment was supposed to be a joke, it was a sick one and in bad taste. If your husband/wife/daughter/son or relative was the Pilot, I bet you wont utter such a sick comment.
      Despite his condition, he managed to land safely because he cared about the lives of the passengers. May the soul of the Pilot find eternal rest.

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