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Breaking: Continental pilot dies during flight.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I know this was mentioned on the lost children thread, but ... according to HLN. Other pilots took over and Flight 61 landed at Newark.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/06/18/pilot.dead/index.html

    edit to add link
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Holy fuck.
     
  3. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    "This is your captain, not speaking."
     
  4. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Did he have the chicken or the fish?

    (The plane landed safely, but still I ask: Is it too soon for an Airplane! reference?)

    But in all my ghoulish seriousness, I wonder, what on Earth do you do with a pilot's dead body in a cockpit? Did they leave it slumped over in the chair? Certainly they didn't drag it down the aisle like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, lest they freak out the passengers.

    --

    EDIT to add dropped word "aisle."
     
  5. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Wow.

    A plane in 1980 had all of its pilots and navigators collapse due to food poisoning. At least there was a passenger on board who knew how to fly a plane.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  6. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    It probably would depend on when he died. They'd probably put him in one of the first-class lavs, which are right next to the cockpit.
     
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Inflate the autopilot...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I laughed out loud at that. Hell, here I come.
     
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Could have been worse. A pilot could have asked one of the lost 8-year-olds if they wanted to look at the blue water.
     
  10. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit dying."
     
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Good week for Continental.
     
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    A 777 has a crew rest area. One article I read said they placed him there.
     
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