Pilots on board are unable to respond, pilots from other companies who were passengers help US Southwest Airlines – CNN.co.jp

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2023.03.24 Fri posted at 12:42 JST

(CNN) On a Southwest Airlines passenger plane, one of the managing pilots had a medical emergency during the flight, and an off-duty pilot from another company who was on board as a passenger came to support. rice field.

One of the pilots on Flight 6013, which departed from Las Vegas to Columbus, Ohio, required medical attention shortly after takeoff, according to Southwest Airlines.

As a result, another airline pilot who was on board entered the cockpit to assist with radio communications, while the Southwest pilot continued to take control.

The pilot who became ill was helped by a nurse who also happened to be on board.

According to the record of “LiveATC.net” that intercepted the communication with the control tower, the flight attendant said, “The captain became unable to respond during the flight. We need to get him into an ambulance immediately,” he said.

According to data from the flight-tracking website FlightAware.com, the plane had been in the air for about an hour and 17 minutes. After safely returning to Las Vegas, a replacement crew boarded and the plane headed for Columbus as scheduled.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to investigate the incident.

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