American Airlines pilot dies; flight makes emergency landing

[UPDATED] An American Airlines Airbus A320 made an emergency landing in Syracuse “due to pilot illness” that resulted in the pilot’s death, the carrier said. American CEO Doug Parker identified the pilot as Captain Michael Johnston, 57. American flight 550 was enroute from Phoenix to Boston Oct. 5...

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