Last updated: 12:13 PM ET, Tue October 06 2015

Flight Diverted After Co-Pilot Falls Unconscious

Impacting Travel | Patrick Clarke | October 06, 2015

Flight Diverted After Co-Pilot Falls Unconscious

A United Airlines flight traveling from Houston to San Francisco was forced to divert to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tuesday morning after the co-pilot lost consciousness, ABC News reported.

The plane landed without issue at Albuquerque International Sunport at 8:20 a.m. local time Tuesday, airport spokesman Daniel Jiron confirmed to ABC.

Jiron said the pilot remains unconscious but in stable condition. 

The incident comes just one day after an American Airlines pilot died during a flight from Boston to Phoenix, prompting the co-pilot to make an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York.

Citing the medical examiner's office in Onondaga County, New York, CNN reported autopsy and preliminary toxicology tests showed 57-year-old Captain Michael Johnston's death was the "result of natural diseases."


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