ANZ Flight 1, a Boeing 777 with 316 passengers on board, left LAX at approximately 8:52 PM local time and was bound for Auckland but returned when the pilot became incapacitated.
‘A doctor who was a passenger on the plane from Los Angeles to Auckland treated the pilot as the plane turned back to LA.
“The flight was being operated by three pilots so the flight deck remained fully staffed at all times,” an Air New Zealand spokeswoman said.’
The 777 made a safe landing at LAX and there were no other injuries.
The pilot was taken to a local hospital and is under observation. His condition is not known.
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