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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.


    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


    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.

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  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...

  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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