Passenger jet lands safely at Newark Airport after pilot dies
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The flight had departed from Belgium, and safely landed at 11:49 A.M. Eastern Time.
"The captain of Continental Flight 61, which was en route from Brussels to Newark, died in flight, apparently of natural causes," said a spokeswoman for the airline in an email.
According to the airline, there was an additional relief pilot on board who took over control of the plane after the initial pilot died.
247 people were on board. There are no reports of any injuries.
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