Transcript for Southwest pilot suffers medical emergency on flight
- An emergency in the cockpit of a Southwest Airlines flight, the pilot-- or the plane had just taken off from Las Vegas to Columbus when the pilot suffered a medical emergency. A pilot who works for another airline just so happened to be a passenger on board and stepped into the cockpit to help with communications as the copilot took over the plane and flew the plane back to Vegas.
CONTROLLER: Hey, Dallas, can you have him swap to the discreet frequency so we can talk about the condition of the pilot?
REPORTER: There's no word on the condition of that pilot. The FAA has issued a new safety alert after several recent close calls on airport runways, including one at JFK Airport in New York. A Delta pilot had to slam on the brakes after an American Airlines plane crossed the runway. The FAA wants flight crews to pay extra close attention.
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