ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A United Airlines co-pilot lost consciousness on a Houston-to-San Francisco flight Tuesday morning, forcing it to be diverted to New Mexico.
Travel industry news website eTurboNews Group first reported the United flight was diverted to Albuquerque International Sunport after the co-pilot lost consciousness mid-flight.
A spokesperson for United later told KPIX 5 in an email “United flight 1614, from Houston to San Francisco, diverted to Albuquerque this morning when a crew member became ill. The aircraft landed safely. We’re working to get the customers to their final destinations.”
Word of the incident comes a day after an American Airlines pilot died during a flight from Phoenix to Boston. The co-pilot on the flight landed the plane safely in Syracuse, N.Y.