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Pilot dies on Continental TransAtlantic flight

Wow I already hate flying, I think they did a good thing by not telling the passengers on board about the death.


Asked by AprilDJC at 2:27 PM on Jun. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I JUST heard about this. They landed the plane safely though. But how incredibly sad for the pilot's family. Thank GOD nothing happened to the passengers.

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 2:30 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • What is the big deal? There is always second pilot for emergencies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Actually, relief crews are only on flights longer than I think 6-7 hours. For most shorter flights there is just a pilot and copilot.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:33 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Sorry but the flight originated from Belgium. It is a 7-8 hours flight.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • I feel sorry for the family but why on earth would they tell the passengers?
    "Sorry, folks your pilot just died so put your seatbelts on while the co-pilot takes over" HuH?

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:52 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • I was watching this story at work and my heart went out to the family. So sad

    Answer by Trotterswife at 4:17 PM on Jun. 18, 2009