Alaskan Airlines Flight 473flying from Los Angeles to Seattle had to make an emergency landing on Thursday when the pilot came out of the cockpit and passed out in the aisle of the cabin. One passenger said the flight attendant was walking up the aisle asking if there were any paramedics or doctors onboard that could help. The co-pilot took the controls and made an emergency landing at the Portland Airport just after 9:00 pm, ensuring the safety of the 116 passengers and five crew members. The pilot was taken to hospital and another crew flew the passengers to their destination on the same aircraft.
In another incident on Thursday, JetBlue Airways Flight 185 from New York to San Diego had to make an emergency landing in Denver at 7:15 pm due to the behavior of an unruly passenger who was enraged when another passenger was given a free upgrade and took the seat next to her. She was upset that she had to pay the higher price for the same seat. As the woman started screaming at the passenger next to her and at the crew, other passengers were recording the tirade. A federal air marshal stepped in and once the plane landed she was handed over to police. Neither the passenger nor the airline will press charges.
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