Envoy Air states pilot who was reported immobilized throughout flight has actually passed away

Envoy Air says pilot who was reported incapacitated during flight has died

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An American Eagle Embraer 175 airplane is seen on the tarmac through an airplane window at LAX in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 10, 2018.

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An Envoy Air flight went back to Chicago quickly after departure on Saturday night after a pilot was immobilized and later on passed away, the provider stated Tuesday.

“Despite heroic efforts by those on board and first responders on the ground, our colleague passed away at the hospital,” Envoy Air, a local provider owned by American Airlines, stated in a declaration. “We’re deeply saddened and are doing all we can to support his family and our colleagues at this time.”

Capt Ric Wilson, vice president of Envoy’s flight operations, stated in a note to personnel that the pilot was a captain in training.

Envoy did not discuss the reason for the medical emergency situation. The Air Line Pilots Association, the union which represents Envoy’s pilots, didn’t comment.

Envoy Air Flight 3556, an Embraer E175, flying for moms and dad business American Airlines‘ American Eagle went back to Chicago O’Hare International Airport at 7: 57 p.m. regional time, 37 minutes after leaving for Columbus, Ohio, according to Flight Radar24

An audio recording of messages to air traffic controllers suggests “captain is incapacitated,” according to ATCLive, which has an archive on its site. “We’re going to need paramedics,” stated the individual on the recording, who appeared to be another pilot on the flight.

Commercial jetliners are crewed by a minimum of 2 pilots.

The Federal Aviation Administration stated it is examining and a spokesperson stated that such events are unusual.

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