Co-pilot passes out during flight
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On Monday, an American Airlines pilot died in the cockpit during a flight.
The next day, passengers flying on United Airlines witnessed another scare in the cockpit when the co-pilot passed out mid air.
The plane was bound for San Francisco from Houston and had to make an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a result.
The co-pilot was able to walk off the aircraft when the plane landed and he is said to be OK.
See photos from the unfortunate occurrence on a plane earlier this week:
Plane diverted due to pilot's midflight death
the pilot died on our redeye back to Boston (leading to 4h in Syracuse).
life is short. do what you love before it's too late.
want to thank the crew from #us550 w me entire heart. they handled the situation today with grace. sending love to the pilot's family.
Passengers on an American Airlines flight diverted after the pilot died mid-flight are back in Boston @NECN http://t.co/eaKB0EAp0e
American Airlines confirms pilot passed away on flight; flight was diverted to Syracuse. Statement: http://t.co/rOYjoImSpy
Prayers and thanks to the crew from #us550 PHX to BOS. I've heard they handled the situation professionally. Sending <3 to the pilot's fam.
We're so sorry to hear of the tragedy on #AA550 this morning. We're all on the same team @AmericanAir From all of the technical folks
Prayers to the family of one of our Captain who passed away, inflight, this morning. ❤️ #AA550 ✈️
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the captain and his family who was flying #AA550 earlier today.
An airport spokesman told KOAT that passengers waited at the airport for another four hours before boarding again.
"United was able to bring in another pilot so they left on the same aircraft...Overall the passengers seem to be very grateful and very happy that everything turned out the way it did."
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