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DEVELOPING STORY: The captain of a Continental Airlines flight en route from Brussels, Belgium, to Newark, N.J., died during the trip, FOX News confirmed.
The pilot died Thursday aboard Continental Flight 61, and the co-pilot took over the aircraft's controls, FAA spokesman Les Dorr told FOX.
The plane was scheduled to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport at about noon EDT. It left Brussels at 9:45 a.m. local time, CBS News reported.
There are two first officers aboard the flight, one of whom is flying the plane, and a reserve crew, who will be handling t