Delta Flight Diverted After Atmore Man Suffers Heart Attack, Dies

November 29, 2014

A cross-country commercial flight was diverted Wednesday for an emergency landing after an Atmore man suffered a heart attack and died in mid-air.

The Delta flight was enroute from Atlanta to Seattle when 70-year old Charles Blackwell suffered a heart attack and the plane was diverted to Billings, MT.

Mike Glancy with airport operations in Billings said a doctor on the plane was unable to resuscitate Blackwell, according to The Billings Gazette.

Passengers remained onboard the flight during a 2.5 hour delay in Billings.


2 Responses to “Delta Flight Diverted After Atmore Man Suffers Heart Attack, Dies”

  1. Bob's Brother on November 30th, 2014 6:53 pm

    I don’t know how a Thanksgiving Holiday could end any worse for this man’s family. God Bless you all.

  2. AShore on November 29th, 2014 12:30 am

    RIP Mr. Charles, you will be missed by many.

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