CSA Czech Airlines Pilot Dies In Flight - Plane Lands Safely

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    Reuters reported earlier today about a CSA flight from Warsaw to Prague during which the pilot had passed away. Being of Slovak descent, this one hit a bit closer to home than most stories.
    Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Vicnaja Pamjat.....


    From Reuters:

    Feb 15 (Reuters) – A Czech Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Prague on Wednesday after the captain collapsed and died in mid-flight, the company said.
    The ATR propeller aircraft on a regular flight from Warsaw to Prague with 46 passengers on board, landed under the control of the co-pilot and no one was injured.
    “Safety of passengers was not threatened. The landing was conducted without complications by the second pilot,” the airline said in a statement.
    “Unfortunately the life of the captain could not be saved,” the statement said. Czech Airlines is the state-owned Czech national carrier. (Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Roger Atwood)
     
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