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2-1-13 ALASKA AIRLINES JET MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN PORTLAND

Feb 01, 2013 -- 8:53am

An Alaska Airlines jetliner bound for Seattle made an emergency landing in Portland last night after the pilot lost consciousness. The co-pilot landed the plane safely after declaring an emergency to get priority care for the pilot. According to a spokesman, the pilot lost consciousness "somewhere over Oregon," then later regained consciousness and left the cockpit. A doctor on board the flight tended to him in the cabin until the plane landed and was met by medical personnel on the runway.

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