Continental Airlines 757 en route from Houston Intercontinental to Puerto Vallarta was diverted to McAllen, Tex., Saturday after the pilot became ill and died. The copilot landed the aircraft safely. The pilot reportedly collapsed at the controls and was pronounced dead a short time later at a local medical facility. CO did not release a cause of death but The Houston Chronicle, citing the McAllen Fire Dept., said he suffered a heart attack. A replacement flight crew was dispatched from ...

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