An American Airlines flight attendant who had worked for the carrier for 20 years died at work Sunday, according to a joint letter signed by officials at the airline and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.
"It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of Joe Tormes, St. Louis-based flight attendant, on Sunday, July 5, 2020," the letter said. "Joe and his wife Elsa Jett-Tormes were working a flight together when Joe passed away. Joe flew with American for 20 years."

Feinstein said Tormes and his wife were working Flight 1296 from IND to DFW when he fell ill. It diverted to STL for the medical emergency, landing at 8:05 a.m. CDT Sunday. A new crew was called in and the plane took off for Dallas that afternoon.