Thursday, June 18, 2009

International flight incident: After Pilot Dies, Jet Lands Safely in Newark

Humans confront death at different points, many times coming at most unexpected of times. For globe trotters like self, Air Accidents, although rare can jolt sense of confidence in the system. And then there are causes of natural or unusual deaths on board flights that are otherwise “normal”
I have been reflecting on suddenness of little’s Aditya’s death on board an international Jet Airways flight (9W 229) a year ago and I come across news of the on-air death of Captain Craig Lenell who was piloting a Boeing 777: Continental Airlines Flight 61 (Salon: When a pilot dies mid-flight)

Captain Lenell, RIP!