Tuesday, 6 October 2015

American Airlines Pilot Dies In-Flight

An American Airlines pilot died overnight Sunday during a flight from Phoenix to Boston, the company said Monday in a statement.

The plane diverted mid-flight to New York's Syracuse Hancock International Airport in the early hours of Monday due to "pilot illness," the statement said.

The cause of death is currently unknown. Emergency crews tried to revive the pilot upon landing but the pilot was "unresponsive," authorities told local news outlet CNY Central.

"Syracuse, American 550, medical emergency, captain is incapacitated, request handling for runway," the co-pilot allegedly said over the radio.

American Airlines Flight 550, an Airbus 320 containing 147 passengers and five crew members, landed in Syracuse at 7:13 a.m., according to the airline.

"We are incredibly saddened by this event, and we are focused on caring for our pilot’s family and colleagues," the company added.

American Airlines sent a replacement crew to Syracuse in order to get passengers to their destination.

1 comment:

  1. Nah wah. He should have called in sick or sumthing. God rest his soul