CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
TRAFFIC: Northbound I-35E closed near Lancaster/Desoto due to 18-wheeler fire | Check Traffic
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

Congressman Helps Stabilize Collapsed Airline Passenger

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

179483733 10 Congressman Helps Stabilize Collapsed Airline PassengerRemembering Joan Rivers

181572784 8 Congressman Helps Stabilize Collapsed Airline PassengerFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Congressman Helps Stabilize Collapsed Airline PassengerBikini Model Pictures

 alt=New Survivor Cast Photos

cowb thumb Congressman Helps Stabilize Collapsed Airline PassengerCowboys Cheerleaders

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

RALEIGH (CBSDFW.COM) – A plane on its way from Washington D.C. to Dallas made an unscheduled landing in Raleigh on Thursday morning due to a medical emergency on board.

Texas Congressman Pete Gallego tells CBS 11 News that fellow Congressman Raul Ruiz (California), whose Twitter feed identifies him as an emergency room doctor, helped stabilize the collapsed female passenger.

American Airlines flight 175 from Washington Reagan landed at Raleigh–Durham International Airport and is now en route to DFW International Airport, according to American spokesman Mike Trevino. The flight is expected to arrive at 9:45 a.m. CST.

The condition of the patient is unknown.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: