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American Airlines co-pilot dies before landing

American Airlines flight

An American Airlines co-pilot died Wednesday while the plane was preparing for landing in New Mexico, The New York Daily News reported. The report said the pilot announced a medical emergency over the plane’s intercom.

Father-of-one William Grubbs, 57, announced a medical emergency over the intercom over Albuquerque, New Mexico, where his Boeing 737 was due to land.

Flight 1353, a Boeing 737, landed safely in Albuquerque at about 3:30 p.m. local time.

After landing, medics battled to save his life - spending 40 minutes performing CPR but sadly they could not revive him.

AA said it was 'deeply saddened' by Mr Grubbs's death and has sent a message of condolence to his loved ones.