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Czech Pilot Who Died in Feb. Had Heart Condition, Officials Say

May 02, 2012

A Czech Airlines AS pilot who died en route from Poland to Prague had an undiagnosed heart condition death, forcing the copilot to land the turboprop aircraft, Air Accidents Investigation Institute said.

The institute will publish the report with detailed findings of the investigation on its website, the head of the Prague-based institute Pavel Strubl said by phone today.

The Czech captain died during flight OK-770 from Warsaw to Prague’s main Ruzyne airport on Feb. 15. The ATR plane touched down without incident and none of the 46 passengers were hurt.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: James M. Gomez at

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