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Plane in US emergency landing after pilot dies

world Updated: Jun 18, 2009 21:40 IST
AFP
Continental 61

Two co-pilots on a Continental flight from Brussels to New York were making an emergency landing at Newark airport on Thursday after the pilot died during the flight, aviation officials told AFP.

The flight was due to land around 1600 GMT at the New Jersey airport, which is one of the three main airports serving New York City.

"The captain of the flight Continental 61 from Brussels to Newark died during the flight. Two pilots are in control, a second one was on board," a official from the Federal Aviation Authority said.