American Airlines Pilot Flying to Philadelphia Suffers Seizure

American Airlines Pilot Flying to Philadelphia Suffers Seizure
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It has emerged that a pilot onboard an American Airlines Boeing 787 from Paris to Philadelphia suffered a seizure, prompting a medical emergency.

Emergency: American Airlines Pilot Flying to Philadelphia Suffers Seizure…

American Airlines Pilot Flying to Philadelphia Suffers Seizure
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American Airlines flight AA755 is a routine scheduled flight between Paris CDG and Philadelphia, with the affected aircraft being N880BJ.

As per data from, N880BJ is a 2.5 year old Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner that was delivered to the airline back in August 2022.

Of the 787-8 variant, the U.S carrier has 37 of them, of which 35 are in active service and two are currently parked, holding an average fleet age of 5.6 years.

American Airlines flight AA755 departed Paris CDG at 1337 local time on November 29 and headed westbound in the direction of Philadelphia.

As per The Aviation Herald, they received information that the first officer onboard the flight had suffered a seizure and became unconscious.

During this, the first officer’s legs had cramped up and got jammed under the rudder pedals, prompting the captain to take control of the aircraft, with the relief pilot and the purser being able to move the first officer out of the cabin.

The relief pilot plus the captain were then able to land the American Airlines Boeing 787 safely into Philadelphia following this incident.

It is unclear what the condition of the first officer is following this incident, with no further information given at this time regarding this.

We do know that the aircraft was able to taxi safely to the apron after landing.

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