Plane Lands at Newark After Pilot Dies Midflight
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2009 11:07 AM CDT
Continental Airlines flight 3306 from Toronto casts a shadow over a snow covered parking lot as it approaches Newark airport, March 3, 2009.   (AP Photos)
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(Newser) – A Continental Airlines flight has landed safely at Newark after its captain died during the flight, CBS 2 TV in New York reports. "The crew on this flight included an additional relief pilot who took the place of the deceased pilot," the carrier said in a statement. “The flight continued safely with two pilots at the controls.” The plane left Brussels at 9:54am local time, and the crew notified authorities of the death at 10:30 EDT.