American Airlines Pilot Michael Johnston Dies Mid-Flight
The 57-year-old pilot died from a heart attack during a flight from Phoenix to Boston. The co-pilot was able to land the plane safely.By Ryan Biek | October 6, 2015
An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston had to make an emergency landing in Syracuse Monday morning after one of its pilots died on board from a heart attack.
Captain Michael Johnston's wife says he had a double bypass surgery nine years ago but was recently feeling healthy. (Video via WBZ-TV)
"As far as we knew, in perfect health. When he left yesterday he seemed perfectly fine. ... He said he'd spent the last week, couple weeks, working on losing weight and had lost about 10 pounds and said, 'I feel better than I've felt in a long time," Johnston's wife told KUTV.