Pilot Dies in Flight; American Airlines Plane Lands Safely



Early Monday pilot of an American Airlines plane, Captain Michael Johnston, 57 suddenly died in flight.  The first officer made an emergency landing safely with all 152 people on board.

The Airbus 320 was en-route from Phoenix to Boston and had to be diverted to Syracuse.  Before the flight landed there, the first officer called the airport tower and said “American 550. Medical emergency. Captain is incapacitated.”

A replacement crew was sent to Syracuse, and the plane, an Airbus A320, landed in Boston at 12:30 p.m.147 passengers and five crew members were onboard.  Experts opined that there was never any danger to passengers because pilots and co-pilots are equally capable of flying.

Source: Fox News


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