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Passengers not told pilot of NJ-bound jet had died

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Passengers on Continental Airlines Flight 61
say they didn't know the pilot of their trans-Atlantic flight had
died until they landed and saw emergency vehicles and reporters.
Dora Dekeyser, of Houston says she was shocked, adding that
"Nobody knew anything."
The plane's 60-year-old captain had died of a suspected heart
attack midway through yesterday's flight from Brussels, and two
co-pilots had taken over the controls, landing in Newark, N.J.
Passenger Kathleen Ledger, 45, of Bethlehem, Pa., says she was
impressed with the way the flight crew handled themselves and did
not think passengers needed to be informed of the death during the
flight.


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