Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flight attendant helps land plane when first officer falls ill

Chicago - A flight attendant with a pilot’s license ditched her normal duties and stepped in for a sick copilot of an American Airlines flight before the plane landed in Chicago, Illinois. The first officer had become sick with “flulike” symptoms “He went back into the passenger cabin,” a spokesman for American Airlines said. “That’s when the captain began to solicit help from any passengers with a pilot’s license.” One of the five flight attendants on board flight 1612 from San Francisco, California, told the captain that she is a commercial pilot. ---...More

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