United pilot dies after heart attack during flight

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by William Teague

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

BOISE, Idaho—ABC News confirmed that United Airlines flight 1603 from Houston to Seattle was diverted to Boise, Idaho after the pilot experienced a medical emergency.

Boise Airport Police said that they received a call shortly before 8 p.m. local time to have the flight diverted because the pilot reportly suffered a heart attack.

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There are 161 passeners and 6 crew members aboard the flight when diverted.

 United would not comment on the pilot’s condition, but a spokeserson from St. Alphonsus Hospital confirms that the pilot had died.

 The crew and passengers departed Boise last night and arrived at their destination of Seattle early this morning.
 

 

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