Envoy Air says pilot who was reported incapacitated throughout flight has died
An American Eagle Embraer 175 plane is seen on the tarmac by way of a aircraft window at LAX in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 10, 2018.
Lucy Nicholson | Reuters
An Envoy Air flight returned to Chicago shortly after takeoff on Saturday night time after a pilot was incapacitated and later died, the service stated Tuesday.
“Regardless of heroic efforts by these on board and first responders on the bottom, our colleague handed away on the hospital,” Envoy Air, a regional service owned by American Airways, stated in a press release. “We’re deeply saddened and are doing all we are able to to help his household and our colleagues at the moment.”
Capt. Ric Wilson, vice chairman of Envoy’s flight operations, stated in a be aware to employees that the pilot was a captain in coaching.
Envoy didn’t touch upon the reason for the medical emergency. The Air Line Pilots Affiliation, the union which represents Envoy’s pilots, did not remark.
Envoy Air Flight 3556, an Embraer E175, flying for mum or dad firm American Airways‘ American Eagle returned to Chicago O’Hare Worldwide Airport at 7:57 p.m. native time, 37 minutes after departing for Columbus, Ohio, in response to FlightRadar24.
An audio recording of messages to air visitors controllers signifies “captain is incapacitated,” in response to ATCLive, which has an archive on its web site. “We’ll want paramedics,” stated the individual on the recording, who appeared to be one other pilot on the flight.
Industrial jetliners are crewed by a minimal of two pilots.
The Federal Aviation Administration stated it’s investigating and a spokeswoman stated that such incidents are uncommon.