BREAKING An American Airlines flight attendant died suddenly during flight


A flight attendant employed by American Airlines died during a recent flight, the airline announced.

Joe Tormes, a flight attendant based in St. Louis, passed away suddenly on July 5. Tormes was working a flight with his wife Elsa Jett-Tormes when he died, airline officials told employees in a letter

The steward had worked for American Airlines for 20 years.

A spokesperson for the carrier confirmed that the flight landed at St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 8:05 a.m. on Sunday, and took off for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 1:54 p.m. with a new crew.

In the letter, the airline thanked airport customer service and flight ops teams at St. Louis for supporting Jett and the passengers.

American Airlines did not release Tormes’ age or cause of death.