An American Airlines flight from Phoenix was forced to create an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York after the aviator unexpectedly died mid-flight, although the precise character of the aviator’s sickness hasn’t yet been supported. The pilot, age and whose name is being withheld, was apparently treated in the air by way of a flight attendant having a nursing history but all such attempts proved unsuccessful.
Cockpit recordings show a minumum of one member crew verifying the captain was “incapacitated,” before finally saying that he’s become “unresponsive [and] not respiration.”
The flight, an Airbus A320 which supposedly placed 147 passengers, landed safely in Syracuse soon after 7 a.m., by the flight’s copilot. Per a condition in America, all airlines must have two aviators aboard any certain flight.
“We’re certainly well qualified to handle situations like these,” a spokesperson tells BBC News. “That’s why you’ve got more than one pilot in a cockpit.”