BOSTON —An American Airlines pilot on a flight from Phoenix to Boston died as the plane was en route Monday, the airline said.
The red-eye flight had left Phoenix just after midnight and was diverted to Syracuse after the pilot’s death.
“Syracuse, American 550, medical emergency, captain is incapacitated, request handling for runway,” a transcript of the co-pilot’s radio transmission said.
There were 147 passengers and a crew of five on board American flight 550.
“We are incredibly saddened by this event,” a spokeswoman said.
Another crew was sent to Syracuse to fly the plane to Boston.