Pilot Dies Mid-Flight


Here’s an in-flight announcement no one wants to hear: The captain of a Continental Airlines flight from Brussels carrying 247 passengers died mid-flight this morning, apparently of natural causes. The co-pilot and “reserve crew” are expected to make an emergency landing at Newark Airport at noon. Per CBS: “Newark was the flight’s final destination.” [WCBS 2]

UPDATE: The plane has landed, and everyone is fine, except, you know, obviously. ABC New York sent out the news with this amazing subject line. “Breaking News: Plane with dead pilot lands safely.”