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Flight from LAX lands in Portland after a pilot passes out

An Alaska Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Seattle landed in Portland after one of its pilots passed out, officials said.

The pilot lost consciousness during the flight and it was diverted to Portland International Airport, airport spokesman Steve Johnson told The Times.

The flight was identified as number 473 and landed around 9 p.m. without incident, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Los Angeles.

An Alaska Airlines spokesperson could not reached Thursday night for comment.


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