A pilot died after collapsing during takeoff from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

a flight of American Eagleoperated by Envoy Air, had to return to Chicago shortly after taking off this Saturday night after one of the pilots was disabled and later died, the company reported Tuesday.

Flight 3556, operated by an Embraer E175, returned to Chicago O’Hare International Airport at 7:57 p.m. local time, 37 minutes after departing for Columbus, Ohio.

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“We have to go back. The captain is disabled,” the co-pilot told air traffic control a few seconds after taking off from the airport. The plane landed safely shortly after.

“Despite the heroic efforts of those on board and first responders on the ground, our colleague passed away at the hospital,” Envoy Air said in a statement.

There were 57 people on the plane, including passengers and crew members.

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