Seattle-Bound United Flight Diverted To Boise, Pilot Dies

Sep 27, 2013

A pilot flying a United Airlines jet from Houston to Seattle Thursday night suffered an apparent heart attack and later died in Boise.

About 160 people were on the flight when the medical emergency occurred and the flight was diverted to Boise. A spokeswoman at Saint Alphonsus said early Friday the pilot died at the hospital. The man's name and age are not being released.

United Airlines flight 1603 landed in Boise just before 8 p.m.  The plane's passengers spent a few hours in the terminal while United found a replacement pilot.  Shortly before midnight the crew and passengers were back on board and headed for Seattle. 

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