Sick Pilot Who Prompted Emergency Landing Has Died

Plane Forced To Land When He Got Sick Mid-Air

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The pilot of a United Airlines flight died Friday after the plane made an emergency landing Thursday to rush him to a Boise hospital.

The pilot, whose name is not being released by the airline, got sick mid-flight while at the helm of United Filght 1603 from Houston to Seattle, the Associated Press reports. The plane made an emergency landing in Boise to get the pilot medical help.

The passengers were put on another plane to Seattle.