Airline Captain Dies En Route

Airline Captain Dies En Route »

The captain of an American Airlines A320 died during a flight on Monday from Boston to Phoenix, according to an airline official. Few details have been released about the pilot, but officials said the death was due to an illness. The flight diverted to Syracuse, N.Y. and landed shortly after 7 a.m. An ariline spokesperson told ABC News they were "incredibly saddened" and are focused on taking care of the family members and crew involved. More

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