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Pilot’s heart attack forces emergency Vegas landing

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A passenger jet bound for London was forced to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas when its pilot suffered a heart attack.

American Airlines Flight 136 from Los Angeles landed safely at McCarran International Airport at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, airport spokeswoman Linda Healey said.

The passengers included a nurse and a doctor who tended to the pilot while another officer flew the jet.

The pilot, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to Desert Springs Hospital, where he was in stable condition.