The captain of the aircraft American Airlines died during preparations for landing in Albuquerque, new Mexico.
The Boeing 737-800, flying from Dallas-Fort worth to Albuquerque, was 3 miles from land, when the captain declared a state of emergency, citing "medical problem" on Board, according to a spokesman for the Federal aviation administration. Us authorities identified the first officer aboard flight 1353 William "Mike" Grubbs.
The plane landed safely in 3 h. 33 m., According "Delavera", on the runway were already
paramedic, said Daniel Giron, a spokesman for the Albuquerque international Sunport. Two people familiar with the incident, said cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed for 35-40 minutes before the first officer was pronounced dead.
The airline said in a statement that she was "deeply saddened" by the death of Grubbs. "We mourn together with family and colleagues first officer Grubbs, and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time".
The Federal aviation administration stated that it "will monitor the airline" to find out more about the incident. Many problems on the Boeing 737, can safely be performed by one crew member, but this will significantly increase the pilot's workload.
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