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Continental Airlines Pilot Dies Mid-Flight

The captain of a Boeing 777 from Brussels to Newark, NJ has died mid-flight, Newsday reports:

Continental "The FAA stated they heard reports about the captain's death. However, neither the FAA nor Continental Airlines have confirmed the report. Two first officers on the plane have taken over the pilot's duties. The aircraft is expected to get special treatment upon landing, from the Newark Airport tower. Flight 61 is expected to land at Newark Liberty Airport at noon. Medical workers are standing by at the airport and will take custody of the captain's body upon the flight's arrival."

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  1. See how far people will go to stay out of New Jersey

    Posted by: Sam in TN | Jun 18, 2009 1:26:19 PM

  2. Don't mix Viagra and booze, people.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 18, 2009 2:04:22 PM

  3. There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 18, 2009 2:29:29 PM

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  5. Must've had the fish.

    Posted by: chino | Jun 20, 2009 4:27:13 AM

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