Captain of diverted flight dies after mid-flight heart attack

(CNN) -- An airline captain who suffered a heart attack mid-flight, causing his United Airlines plane to divert to Boise, Idaho, died Thursday night, the airline said Friday.

United Airlines flight 1603 was on its way from Houston to Seattle, when it diverted to Boise, Idaho, at 8 p.m. MT (10 p.m. ET), said Patti Miller.

Paramedics boarded the plane upon its landing and took the pilot to the hospital. There have been no reports on his condition.

The Boeing 737 airliner and its passengers waited at the Boise airport for some time until the airline flew in another pilot from San Francisco.


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