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Continental Flight 61, whose pilot died midflight Thursday while flying from Brussels, Belgium, to Newark, New Jersey, has landed safely, the Federal Aviation Administration and Continental Airlines said.
The Boeing 777 landed at Newark International Airport at 11:49 a.m. ET Thursday, Continental Airlines said.
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The Boeing 777 landed at Newark International Airport at 11:49 a.m. ET Thursday, the airline said, after the 61-year-old Newark-based pilot died “apparently of natural causes.”
No further details were given.
Asked whether the plane’s 247 passengers had been told of the situation, a Continental spokesman said only that the plane had arrived safely.
Passengers told CNN they were not told of the situation, only that an announcement for a doctor was made during the flight.
The airline said the crew on the flight included a relief pilot who took the place of the deceased man.
The pilot had 21 years of service with Continental, the airline said.