Passengers Aboard Plane Had No Idea Pilot Had Died

By Tom Johnson

Jun 18, 2009 12:30pm

We have reporters at Newark Airport right now where Continental Flight 61 has just landed.  According to the airline the plane's pilot died of "natural causes" while flying from Brussels.  The plane landed safely, there were two co-pilots who took control.  It appears at no time was the flight in any danger.

The passengers we are speaking with at the airport ay they did not know that their 61 year old pilot had died.  In fact, some are just learning the news from media gathered at the terminal.  Early in the flight passengers were asked if anyone on board was a doctor.

We'll update later on this…

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