Pilot dies after mid-flight heart attack

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Pilot dies after mid-flight heart attack


The pilot of a United Airlines flight who suffered a mid-air heart attack has died.

Henry Skillern, 63, from Texas was piloting a flight from Houston to Seattle on Thursday when he suffered the heart attack.

An off-duty pilot was on board and helped take control of the plane and make an emergency landing in Idaho.

Two medical centre doctors were also passengers on board and performed CPR.

Paramedics boarded the plane as soon as it landed and Skillern was still alive when he was taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Centre, but died during treatment.

United Airlines spokeswoman Christen David told the Huffington Post: "I am sad to confirm that our co-worker passed away last night. Our thoughts are with his family at this time."

Pilot Dies After Having Heart Attack Mid-Flight

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