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Offline sosptuba

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US Airways Flight 550 - Pilot dies in flight
« on: October 05, 2015, 01:48:19 PM »
http://theweek.com/speedreads/581454/american-airlines-pilot-reportedly-dies-midflight-147-passengers-board

A red-eye American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted Monday morning after the pilot flying the plane became ill mid-flight and died, CBS reports. A spokesperson for the airline did not specify if the pilot died during the flight, although the co-pilot landed the plane alone and can be heard posting a call to air traffic control, describing a "medical emergency" in which the pilot was "incapacitated."

US Airways Flight 550 had 147 passengers on board; the co-pilot landed the plane safely in Syracuse, New York, where a replacement crew took over the flight and flew the rest of the way to Boston.

Anyone happen to catch the audio?



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Re: US Airways Flight 550 - Pilot dies in flight
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 01:54:24 PM »
ATC audio is attached here.

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Re: US Airways Flight 550 - Pilot dies in flight
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 01:59:56 PM »
FO was cool as a cucumber. That's some professionalism. My thoughts to the Captain and his family.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 02:02:58 PM by dennisflysfast »

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Re: US Airways Flight 550 - Pilot dies in flight
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 02:07:53 PM »
Time for other feeds, PHX north tower 0703-0708 Phx departure 0709-0715
ZBW RKA sector 1020-1030

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Re: US Airways Flight 550 - Pilot dies in flight
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 08:24:24 PM »
Its a good thing the FO got on them about getting in the cockpit.  They would have had him taxi to the deice pad and I guess just sit there until someone went and got air stairs or something.