HORROR: Continental Captain Dies Mid-Flight
Plane Departed From Brussels, Destined For Newark; Reserve Crew On Flight To Manage Emergency Landing
NEWARK, N.J. (CBS) ―
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A Continental Airlines flight from Brussels will be making an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport after the plane's captain died mid-flight Thursday morning, CBS 2 has learned.
Federal Aviation Administration officials say Continental Flight 61 will land at Newark at noon. Newark was the flight's final destination. It left Brussels at 9:45 a.m.
It's not known what caused the pilot to become ill or how he died.
Officials say there are two first officers on the flight and a reserve crew as well. One of the first officers is piloting the plane.
Yeah it's an ERJ from Expressjet. The flight in question is actually a 777. There is another First Officer on board who is now sitting in the Captain seat.
Ok...back to sitting airport standby.
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