Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pilot dies flying plane to the US!

The plane at Newark Liberty International Airport

The captain of Continental Airlines flight 61 has died while flying the plane from Brussels to New York.

The plane made an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport shortly before 1200 (1600 GMT).

Two co-pilots were in control of the plane - a Boeing 777 carrying 247 passengers - said Federal Aviation Authority spokeswoman Arlene Salac.

The captain apparently died of natural causes, a Continental Airlines spokesman told CNN.

He was a 61-year-old man with more than 20 years of service to the airline, a spokesman for the airline said.

BBC NEWS REPORT.

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