Alaska Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Las Vegas When First Officer Faints

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800

An Alaska Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Las Vegas Airport (LAS) on Tuesday when the first officer fainted.

Alaska Flight 606, a Boeing 737-800 with 146 passengers on board, requested emergency landing priority about 30 minutes from arrival when the incident occurred.

‘The male co-pilot was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Egan says he earlier was checked by a doctor who had been aboard the flight. She said she did not know whether he was admitted to the hospital and declined to release any more information about him.

The spokeswoman says the co-pilot was current on his required yearly medical evaluation.’

The plane landed safely and there were no other injuries.


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