Southwest Pilot Suffers Medical Emergency In Flight

  • Chris Perry, a spokesperson for the airline, told The New York Post a credentialed pilot from another airline flying with Southwest entered the cockpit and “assisted with radio communication while our Southwest Pilot flew the aircraft.”
  • According to air traffic audio reported by ABC, the unidentified off-duty pilot notified control tower operators that flight attendants were with the Southwest pilot in the back of the aircraft.
  • “But we need to get him on an ambulance immediately,” the pilot told air traffic controllers, according to air traffic audio.
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