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American Airlines captain dies at controls and plane diverts

American Airlines flight 550 was en-route to Boston from Phoenix earlier this morning when the pilot was taken ill at the controls.

An airline captain has reportedly died at the controls despite a flight attendant with medical training trying to revive him.

In a recording, the first officer is heard radioing in the emergency to ground control explaining that the captain has become ‘incapacitated.’

American Airlines flight 550 was en-route to Boston from Phoenix earlier this morning when the pilot was taken ill at the controls.

An air stewardess – apparently a former nurse – fought to save his life but to no avail.

Source: American Airlines captain dies at controls and plane diverts

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