Airbus_330_340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 157 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3745 times:
Just recently an Anerican Airlines Boeing 777-200 Jet's pilot had a heart attack after take off from Los Angeles. The plane was bound for London-Heathrow airport and the first officer was required to divert the triple seven to Las Vegas. According to the news channel KTLA 5 the flight will resume tomarrow morning. There were no injuries except for the pilot who suffered a heart attack.
Aloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3627 times:
That's very sad because that pilot has probably worked his whole life just to sit in that 777.
Now he will lose his medical and be forced to retire....or fly for a small regional cargo carrier, he'll never fly passenger transport again. In fact from now on he'll probably on qualify for a 3rd class medical....
QANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3593 times:
I saw the story on KTLA 5. They said that the pilot had a heart attack, and that the FA's had to drag him out of the cockpit and do whatever they do to him right there on the floor. I'm guessing they used the defribulator on him.
They also said that AA was having a very hard time trying to find hotel rooms for all the passengers.
One passenger said that she saw "smoke" coming from the "wing area" which she said, and others said, was from the co-pilot dumping fuel and the events caused by that maneuver.
But all passengers are safe and no word on the pilot. The flight will resume tomorrow morning, July 26.
My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
N907CL From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 255 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3509 times:
Thursday July 26 07:39 AM EDT
Pilot Suffers Apparent Heart Attack
An American Airlines passenger jet made an emergency landing in Las Vegas after the pilot suffered an apparent heart attack.
An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London made an emergency landing in Las Vegas Wednesday evening after the pilot apparently suffered a heart attack.
"He was barely breathing and he was gasping for breath," said Dr. Mohammad Arain, a passenger on the flight. "His pupils were dilated and he had no pulse and no blood pressure, and he was unable to communicate at all."
Flight 136, carrying 214 people, made a safe landing at McCarren International Airport just after 8 p.m. PT, with the first officer at the controls, the airline said.
Defibrillator Used to Monitor Pilot
The plane was carrying a heart defibrillator, but it was not used to shock the pilot, only to monitor his condition, airline spokeswoman Minette Velez told The Associated Press.
Airline officials said passengers were put up in a local hotel, and will continue on to London this morning.
The pilot is reportedly in fair condition, and is undergoing tests at Desert Springs hospital.
ABCNEWS affiliate KTNV in Las Vegas contributed to this report.