Plane Makes Unplanned Stop in Billings After Passenger Dies
An Alabama man died on a commercial flight from Atlanta to Seattle and the airplane was diverted to Billings Logan International Airport.
Yellowstone County Coroner Cliff Mahoney tells The Billings Gazette the passenger was 70-year-old Charles Blackwell of Atmore, Alabama.
Blackwell suffered a heart attack on a Delta flight on Wednesday. The airplane was diverted to Billings at about 3 p.m. and paramedics took Blackwell's body off the plane.
Mike Glancy with airport operations in Billings said a medical doctor on the flight had been tending to the man. The flight departed for Seattle two-and-a-half hours after arriving in Billings.