Jump to content

Continental Pilot Dies Inflight, Reports Say


Lil Bit Special

Recommended Posts

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/19789091/detail.html?treets=bos&tml=bos_natlbreak&ts=T&tmi=bos_natlbreak_1_10210106182009

The captain of a Continental Airlines flight has died as the plane headed from Belgium to Newark, according to broadcast reports.WCBS-TV in New York said the plane was expected to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport.A person close to the situation confirmed the death to The Associated Press but gave no other details. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.Continental did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212238218.shtml

The pilot for Continental Airlines

Flight 61 has died in mid-air en route from Belgium to Newark, NJ, and the co-officer pilot has taken over the controls.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot of Continental Airlines flight 61 has died mid-air during the flight, but information still limited.

Currently, the co-pilot on the plane has taken over the controls and the plane is heading to Newark, NJ, from Belgium. According to reports, a reserved crew is onboard. The passengers on the plane may not even be aware of the pilot's death.

The plane, according to Fox News, is a Boeing 77. The pilot was 61-years-old and died of natural causes. Two co-officers are controlling the flight to bring it safely back to Newark International Airport in New Jersey.

Developing...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Update.

Plane with dead pilot lands safely in Newark, NJ

AP

NEWARK, N.J. – The Federal Aviation Administration says a plane carrying a pilot who died in mid-flight has landed safely at the airport in Newark, N.J.

Spokeswoman Arlene Salac says Continental Airlines Flight 61 landed at 11:49 a.m.

Airline spokeswoman Kelly Cripe says the pilot died of natural causes Thursday on the flight from Brussels, Belgium, to Newark.

Cripe says he was a 61-year-old man with more than 20 years of service to the airline.

She says the flight continued safely with two other pilots at the controls.

Cripe says the Boeing 777 carried 247 passengers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/19789091/detail.html?treets=bos&tml=bos_natlbreak&ts=T&tmi=bos_natlbreak_1_10210106182009

The captain of a Continental Airlines flight has died as the plane headed from Belgium to Newark, according to broadcast reports.WCBS-TV in New York said the plane was expected to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport.A person close to the situation confirmed the death to The Associated Press but gave no other details. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.Continental did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

what do you think they told the passangers

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...