Plane Makes Safe Landing after Alaska Co-Pilot Falls Ill

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas-bound flight made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said.

Alaska Airlines Flight 606 departed Seattle with 53 passengers on-board when the co-pilot had an undisclosed medical emergency in air. 

The plane, which arrived 10 minutes early, made a safe landing, Crews said. Medical personnel who met the plane at the gate determined the co-pilot was incapacitated.

 

 


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