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American Airlines Pilot Dies After Medical Episode on Flight

There was no immediate word on a cause of death

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    An American Airlines pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque.

    (Published Thursday, March 30, 2017)

    An American Airlines pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque.

    The Albuquerque Journal reported that the captain declared a medical emergency on Flight 1353 a couple of minutes before landing at Albuquerque International Sunport on Wednesday evening.

    A spokesman for the airline tells the newspaper that the captain landed the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth without incident. The plane taxied normally to a gate and was met by paramedics. American Airlines first officer William "Mike" Grubbs was pronounced dead.

    There was no immediate word on a cause of death.

    In 2015, an American Airlines pilot died on a flight from Phoenix to Boston.