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Continental pilot dies in flight, co-pilot landed safely
Newark, USA - Probably due to a heart attack
The pilot of Continental flight CO-61, en route from Brussels to Newark, with 250 people on board between passengers and crewmembers, died in flight apparently for natural causes. The readiness of the crew avoided further problems for the passengers: in fact the other two pilots immediately took control of the aircraft and performed a safe landing at Newark airport. One of the passengers stated...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency