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Mon, Feb 20, 2012

Czech Airlines Captain Dies In Cockpit

FO Lands Safely With 46 Pax Onboard

The captain of a Czech Airlines flight from Warsaw to Prague is reported to have collapsed and died in mid-flight on Wednesday. Reuters reports the co-pilot landed the aircraft in Prague.

The plane was described as an ATR turboprop (similar aircraft pictured) with 46 passengers onboard. The airline released a statement which reads, in part, "Safety of passengers was not threatened. The landing was conducted without complications by the second pilot. Unfortunately the life of the captain could not be saved."

Czech Airlines is state-owned.

FMI: www.csa.cz

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