A PLANE was forced to make an emergency landing when its pilot died at the controls.
A stewardess who used to be a nurse reportedly battled to save the pilot by carrying out CPR in the cockpit of the American Airlines jet, but to no avail.
The flight was supposed to be heading between the US cities of Pheonix and Boston but was forced to touch down in Syracuse, New York following the tragedy.
It was safely landed by the co-pilot.
One passenger, Louise Anderson, tweeted: “The pilot died on our redeye back to Boston (leading to 4h in Syracuse). life is short. do what you love before it’s too late.”
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