LAS VEGAS — The pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Las Vegas has died in a crash, the airline said.
The plane’s pilot, 52-year-old William J. Shipp, of Miami, was ejected from the aircraft after the pilot made an emergency landing at Las Vegas International Airport.
An autopsy was planned for Wednesday.
Shipper, a pilot with over 100 commercial and charter flights, is survived by his wife, Kathy, and three children.
Shipton, a former Marine and airline pilot, joined Southwest Airlines in 1996.
Southwest said he was a native of West Palm Beach, Florida, and that he had been a frequent flyer.
He is survived.
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