An American Airlines pilot has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the airline and a second source familiar with the matter.
“American’s Chief Medical Officer and leaders from our pilots’ office have been in touch with our Dallas Fort Worth based pilot who tested positive for COVID-19. We are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials and are coordinating with them on all required health and safety measures," according to a statement from the airline.
The pilot is based out of Dallas-Fort Worth, according to the source familiar with the matter.
An airline official says on background that they believe the risk of transmission to passengers to be low. The airline provided no further information about the circumstances or condition of any other crew that worked with the infected pilot.
The airline official declined to provide any information on the pilot's condition, citing privacy reasons.