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An Alaska Airlines jet

An Alaska Airlines jet (AP Photo)

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Flight 473, a Boeing 737, departed LAX at 6:37 last night bound for Seattle with 116 passengers and five crewmembers aboard. But the jet touched down in Portland around 9:05 p.m. because the pilot lost consciousness. He was taken to a hospital. The passengers boarded an air shuttle and arrived in Seattle several hours late.

One passenger said it was a ‘little bit frightful’ but another was nonplussed:

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