Sad story on Saturday night when a United flight from Chicago to San Francisco had to make an emergency landing in Billings, Montana after a female passenger suffered a medical emergency. Despite best efforts, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Passengers deplaned as the aircraft was refueled and then departed two hours later. In their reporting, Fox News seems to think the operating carrier was Star Alliance (as the United B737 was in the Star Alliance livery):
Fox’s headline – Star Alliance plane makes emergency landing after passenger dies during flight
The flight crew on the Star Alliance plane notified officials at Billings Logan International Airport at around 9:30 p.m. local time that the Boeing 737 would be making an emergency landing in Montana.
To be fair, their source (the Billings Gazette) reported that “at about 9:30 p.m., air control at Billings Logan International Airport received notice the Star Alliance Boeing 737 would be making the unplanned stop” and I guess it is true that the aircraft was a “Star Alliance” plane 😉
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