Passenger Lands Plane After Pilot Gets Ill

plane_2013The small Cessna plane glided over the eastern UK on Tuesday evening with exactly two people on board: the pilot and a passenger.

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until the pilot suddenly fell ill at the controls. He made an emergency call to Humberside Airport, but the next step was already clear: The passenger would have to land a plane for the first time. On the fly.

Two flight instructors were called to give the passenger an impromptu flying lesson, Humberside Airport spokesman Blair Jacobs said.

“There was other things (going) against us, really. The light was going, it was getting dark, so we had to change runways with him,” Murray said.

 

Source: CNN

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