Airport Manager Ben Trujillo says that while the plane landed on 6,500-foot runway without any problems, it wasn't long enough for it to safely take off again.
Officials say the aircraft loaded with luggage and cargo coupled with the airport's mile-high elevation and runway distance made the takeoff inadvisable.
David says luggage was put on a different plane and the Boeing and its passengers continued to Los Angeles after about a three hour delay.
The Farmington Daily Times reported that authorities said the man had a heart attack. He was hospitalized but his name and condition weren't available.