Pilot dies on commercial flight to Newark Thursday, | June 18, 2009 | 11:35 AM
NEWARK (WABC) -- The captain on a Continental Airlines flight died as the plane headed from Belgium to Newark Airport.
Authorities say the death occurred as Flight 61 traveled from Brussels to Newark Thursday morning. The pilot reportedly died in his seat.
Continental pilot dies on trans-Atlantic flight
NEWARK, N.J. – A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman has confirmed that a Continental Airlines pilot has died in mid-flight.
Spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the airline alerted the FAA around 10:30 Thursday morning that Flight 61 from Brussels to Newark was being flown by two co-pilots.
Salac says the plane, a Boeing 777, will receive priority handling when it lands around noon.