A United Airlines pilot lost consciousness mid-flight

The first-officer of a United Airlines jet flying from Houston to San Francisco reportedly lost consciousness mid flight.

According to ABC News, the first officer became unconscious during the morning flight, forcing the aircraft to divert to Albuquerque.

The flight landed safely, and the co-pilot is reported to be in stable condition.

“United flight 1614, from Houston to San Francisco, diverted to Albuquerque this morning when a crew member became ill,” a United Airlines spokesperson told Business Insider via email.

“The aircraft landed safely. We’re working to get the customers to their final destinations.”

According to flight-tracking website Flightaware.com, the aircraft operating as Flight 1614 was a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

This incident comes a day after the death of an American Airlines captain during a flight from Phoenix to Boston. That flight diverted safely to Syracuse, New York with the first officer at the controls.

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