The Insite spotted another set of fingernails that caught my attention. This time they were on a man. Do you think they beat our Insite nails of the week two weeks ago? The Insite would like to hear from you!
The pilot of a Continental Airlines flight from Brussels to Newark died over the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, but the jet landed safely with two co-pilots at the controls.
Flight 61 touched down on-time just before noon at Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities said. The Boeing 777 was carrying 247 passengers, said Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Houston-based airline.
Passengers weren’t told of the pilot’s death in flight. During the flight, an announcement was made asking if any doctors were aboard and several passengers approached the cockpit.
The 61-year-old Newark-based pilot, with more than 20 years of service to the airline, is believed to have died of natural causes, Cripe said.
A relief pilot was on board during the flight and took the place of the deceased pilot, she said.
“The flight continued safely with two pilots at the controls,” she said in a statement.