During the flight, the co-pilot radioed that the emergency landing is required as captain of the aircraft is “unable” to operate.
According to sources, the captain got sick and died despite resuscitation performed by a flight nurse specializing in first-aid measures.
Company American Airlines confirmed the death of the commander of the aircraft, without providing further information. According to company sources, the primary pilot died Mans “natural causes”.
The plane will be checked and receive another crew to continue the flight to Boston, the final destination.