American Airlines flight makes emergency landing for sick pilot - FOX 32 News Chicago

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing for sick pilot

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

An American Airlines plane en route from O'Hare to Dallas made an emergency landing Monday morning in St. Louis after a pilot became ill.

Flight AA2309, which departed O'Hare at 9:53 a.m., was in the air for about an hour when the first officer became ill, according to a statement from American Airlines.

The MD80 plane made an emergency landing at 10:51 a.m. at a St. Louis airport with another pilot resuming the officer's duties. The first officer was taken to a hospital in St. Louis, the statement said.

The flight, carrying 140 passengers and five crew members, continued with a new cockpit crew and is expected to arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 1:37 p.m., according to American.

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