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The Miracle That Wasn’t -or- First and Second Officers DO know how to land an airplane.

Firstly, I grieve for the family of Captain Craig Lenell of Continental Airlines, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack on the flight deck of his aircraft last week. I am amazed, however, at the dramatic treatment this story received in the media.   Words and phrases like “died at the controls,” “miracle” and “landed […]