Co-pilot faints on flight from Seattle

SEATTLE -- A medical emergency on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Las Vegas led to an emergency landing Tuesday evening.

About a half-hour before landing, the co-pilot on Alaska Flight 606 fainted and was unconscious for a moment, according to Bobbie Egan of Alaska Air.

The plane was on auto-pilot at the time, and after the captain radioed ahead for emergency landing priority, the flight landed safely at McCarran Airport at 5:26 p.m.

The co-pilot was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Egan said he is up-to-date on his required yearly medical evaluation.