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Alaska Airlines Pilot Passes Out During Flight From LAX

An Alaska Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport was diverted to Portland International Airport Thursday night after the flight captain passed out mid-flight.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/01/2013

An Alaska Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing when the pilot passed out. (credit: CBS)

Pilot Loses Consciousness, Forces Emergency Landing

Authorities say the pilot of a Seattle-bound flight lost consciousness Thursday evening, which forced the Boeing 737 to make an emergency landing in Portland.