American Airlines pilot dies on board

Published on : Thursday, March 30, 2017

American Airlines Unveils New LogoThe first officer of American Airlines died in flight on Wednesday en route to Albuquerque, according to airport officials.

At about 3:30 p.m., the control tower at Albuquerque International Sunport received a call from Flight 1353 arriving from Dallas – Fort Worth, airport public relations manager Daniel Jiron told media outlets.

In a telephone interview, a spokeswoman for American said the airline offers its deepest condolences to family and friends of the pilot, who was based in the Dallas area.

“American Airlines is deeply saddened by the death of first officer William “Mike” Grubbs,” spokeswoman Polly Tracey said. “We are taking care of first officer Grubbs’ family and colleagues and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.”

“Literally just minutes before they landed the tower received an emergency call form the plane saying they had a medical emergency,” Jiron said of the Boeing 737-800. “It did land without incident.”

The plane landed safely and medical rescue met the plane, Jiron said.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 03 ITB Asia 2018
  • 09 ttfotm 2018
  • 10 Astana leisure 2018
  • 11 lodgingconference 18
  • 11 ttgincontri 2018
  • 12 plannersxtraordinaire 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 13 bitf 2018
  • 14 Global Wellness Summit 2018
  • 14 SATTE 2019
  • 14 traveltechme 2018
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 18 Hotel Management Asia Summit 2018
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on