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United Airlines First Officer Passes Out In-Flight, Causes Diversion to Albuquerque

United Airlines First Officer Passes Out In-Flight, Causes Diversion to Albuquerque

A United Airlines First Officer lost consciousness mid-flight this morning, one day after an American Airlines pilot died mid-flight.

The plane, which was en route from Houston to San Francisco, was diverted to the Albuquerque International Sunport, where it landed safely at 8:20 a.m.

Officials say the First Officer was unconscious but stable. United Airlines told ABC News that Flight 1614 was diverted when a crew member became ill.

“The crew followed procedures and the aircraft landed safely,” the airline added. “We are working to get our customers to their final destinations.”

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