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Flight Deck To Grave

Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:31 am

I learned yesterday that CO lost another pilot while at work. It was reported that he had just deplaned and had a heart attack. IIRC, this is the third CO pilot that has passed away at work in recent years (I've also heard that a few others have passed away while in their hotel rooms during layovers).

My question is, is this happening at other U.S. or North American carriers?
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RE: Flight Deck To Grave

Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:50 am

This wasn't in North America but just the other day a captain died, apparently while descending through 12 thousand en route to a landing. An AT 42, flight from Warsaw to Prague. First officer landed the plane very nicely.

I remember reading--although I can't remember the statistics--about the number of deaths (crew & passengers) on commercial aircraft each year, as well as the number of births (to passengers only, I presume!). Anyone know the numbers?