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Offline graysono

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AA 473 pilot passes out
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:28:47 AM »
I managed to get the tower on finals, and on the ground. Tried to get when the emer was declared, but couldn't find it - unfamil with who he was talking too!

Would be a bit freaky. Was high too!

Here's the Flightaware logs


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An Alaska Airlines spokesman says a Seattle-bound jetliner made an emergency landing in Portland, Ore., after the pilot lost consciousness.

Airline spokesman Paul McElroy says the co-pilot landed Flight 473 safely Thursday night (31/1) after declaring an emergency to get priority care for the pilot.

The spokesman says the pilot lost consciousness "somewhere over Oregon." He later regained consciousness and left the cockpit. McElroy says a doctor on board tended to him in the cabin. The pilot has been taken to a hospital but there was no immediate word on his condition.

The Boeing 737-700 with 116 passengers and five crew members left Los Angeles about 6:30 p.m. PST and touched down in Portland at about 9 p.m.

McElroy says the pilot has been flying for Alaska for 28 years and was current on his six-month medical evaluation.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2013, 05:32:33 AM by graysono »

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Offline Eric M

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Re: AA 473 pilot passes out
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 03:56:25 PM »
Thanks, Grayson.. I was going to try and get around to this one tonight, since that's my former stomping grounds. AA473 should've been talking to Seattle Center (south sectors) at that point, but I'm not sure how much coverage there is of the south sectors down around Eugene and Roseburg.

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Re: AA 473 pilot passes out
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 03:56:25 PM »