FAA is now investigating after the captain of American Eagle (Envoy) Flight 3556 became incapacitated shortly after taking off from ORD Saturday night. The captain died later at a hospital. The copilot safely landed the plane at ORD. 57 passengers & crewpic.twitter.com/pcvFIuUCM9
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- Pilot Dies Suddenly After Suffering Medical Emergency Shortly After Takeoff from Chicago Airport
by , https://www.westernjournal.com/
An American Airlines flight was forced to return to its take-off location after the aircraft’s pilot suffered a medical emergency in-flight.
“We need to return. Captain is incapacitated,” the aircraft’s copilot told air traffic control. American Eagle Flight 3556 had previously departed from Chicago O’Hare Airport on Saturday night. The flight was originally bound for Columbus, Ohio, according to CNBC.
A copilot later confirmed that the incapacitated captain would require medical assistance upon arrival at the airport. “We’re going to need paramedics,” the pilot said of the situation.