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Co-pilots land safely in U.S. after pilot dies in flight


WASHINGTON, June 18 (RIA Novosti) - Two co-pilots on board an international flight from Brussels to New York safely landed a commercial airliner with 247 people on board after the pilot died during the flight.

The Continental Airlines Boeing 777 made an emergency landing in Newark, New Jersey, at 11:49 am local time (15:49 GMT).

The company said in a statement that the 60-year-old pilot had worked for the airline for 32 years.

It added that the he most likely died from natural causes.


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