HUFFINGTON POST
02/15/2012 11:53 am ET Updated Apr 16, 2012

Pilot Dies On Czech Flight, Plane Lands Safely

PRAGUE, 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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