A passenger without any flying experience safely landed a plane at a Florida airport after the pilot became incapacitated.
The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating the incident, which happened on Tuesday afternoon. It was believed the pilot may have suffered a medical emergency.
the FAA said two passengers were onboard the single-engine Cessna 208 when the pilot had a “possible medical issue”.
One passenger steered the private plane smoothly into Palm Beach international airport.
According to LiveATC.net audio, the passenger told air traffic control: “I’ve got a serious situation here. My pilot has gone incoherent and I have no idea how to fly the airplane.”
Asked what the situation was with the pilot, the passenger said: “He is incoherent. He is out.”
The air traffic controller asked the passenger to follow the coast either north or southbound until they located him on their radar. The air traffic controller proceeded to guide the passenger through the descent.
In video obtained by CNN, the plane can be seen landing slowly and smoothly.
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Published on May 11,2022.