Continental pilot dies on trans-Atlantic flight

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NEWARK, N.J. — Continental Airlines says a pilot who died in mid-flight was a 61-year-old man with more than 20 years of service to the airline.

NEWARK, N.J. — Continental Airlines says a pilot who died in mid-flight was a 61-year-old man with more than 20 years of service to the airline. Airline spokeswoman Kelly Cripe says the pilot died of natural causes Thursday on Flight 61 from Brussels, Belgium, to Newark, N.J. She says the flight continued safely with two other pilots at the controls. Cripe says the Boeing 777 is carrying 247 passengers and is scheduled to land at Newark on time at noon. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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