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American Airlines Pilot Tragedy

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October 5, 2015
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American Airlines Pilot dies mid-flight

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An American Airlines pilot died during a red-eye flight. The Co-Pilot landed successfully and a new crew was brought aboard for the final leg of the flight. From NBC News:An American Airlines pilot died during a red-eye flight from Phoenix to Boston early Monday, the airline said."Unfortunately our pilot passed away. We are incredibly saddened by this event and we are focused on caring for our pilot's family and colleagues," an airline spokesperson said.The flight, which carried 147 passengers and five crew members, was diverted to Syracuse, New York. The airline said the co-pilot landed the jet safely at 7 a.m. ET Monday."We landed and had no idea what was going on," said passenger Louise Anderson. "Airport security was waiting for us. They let us know that they were going to get another crew to fly us to Boston."It wasn't until the second flight with a new crew that passengers were told the pilot had passed away so "there was no time to panic when we were on the flight," Anderson said. She added that American Airlines "handled the situation really professionally."For the Full Story and Updates check out NBC News.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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