Alabama man dies on flight from Atlanta to Seattle

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Posted: Nov 28, 2014 2:48 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/1z2jiEI ) that 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.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com