Posted: Feb 1, 2013 12:50 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Feb 1, 2013 1:28 PM
SEATTLE (AP) - An Alaska Airlines spokesman says a pilot who lost consciousness while flying from Los Angeles to Seattle was suffering from food poisoning or a stomach virus.
The co-pilot safely landed the Boeing 737 with 121 passengers and crew on board in Portland, Ore., Thursday night after declaring an emergency.
Airline spokesman Paul McElroy says the pilot is in good condition Friday after doctors examined him at a hospital.
McElroy says the pilot has been flying for Seattle-based Alaska Air Group Inc. for 28 years and was current on his six-month medical evaluation.
He says pilots are highly encouraged to report if they're not feeling well, but the pilot felt fine when he reported for duty, and his dizziness and fainting came very suddenly.
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