updated 6/15/2010 5:34:55 PM ET 2010-06-15T21:34:55

Officials say a flight attendant who has a pilot's license helped land a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when a co-pilot became ill.

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American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan says the co-pilot of a flight from San Francisco to Chicago on Monday became ill.

Fagan says the flight's pilot then checked if any off-duty airline pilots were on board. A flight attendant told the captain that she is a commercial pilot and he asked her to fill in as a first officer.

The plane landed safely.

Officials say the first officer's condition was not serious. He was treated at a local hospital and released.

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