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Florida man with no flying experience lands plane safely after pilot felt unconscious

11/05/2022 at 4:39 PM

Tallahassee (Florida), May 11: In an unusual yet inspiring incident, a passenger with no experience of flying a plane took over the cockpit to land a plane safely after the pilot fell unconscious.

The utility aircraft was around 70 miles north of the airport when the man contacted the air traffic controller (ATC) and was heard saying, “I’ve got a serious situation here. My pilot has gone Incoherent”

The passenger, whose identity has not been revealed, was then guided by the ATC to safely land the 14-seater Cessna 208 Caravan at the Palm Beach International Airport in Florida, US.

The ATC officials said that the passanger that contacted them had no idea how to fly the plane nor did he know the flight’s location. However, he said that he could see the Florida coast in front of him.

He was told to follow the coast while they tried to locate the plane. It was then spotted around 25 miles from Palm Beach.

He was told to keep the wings level and follow the coast before he was coached to the ground during the nail-biting ordeal on Tuesday afternoon.

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