Thursday, May 12, 2022

Untrained Passenger Lands Airplane - WSJ

A passenger with no flight experience safely landed a private plane at Palm Beach International Airport Tuesday afternoon after the pilot suffered a medical emergency.

“I’ve got a serious situation here,” the passenger can be heard telling Air Traffic Control in Fort Pierce. “My pilot has gone incoherent. I have no idea how to fly the airplane.”

“Roger. What’s your position?” Air Traffic Control responded.

“I have no idea,” the passenger said. “I can see the coast of Florida in front of me. And I have no idea.”

“Maintain wings level and just try to follow the coast, either north or southbound,” Air Traffic Control told him. “We’re trying to locate you.”

Minutes that must have seemed endless went by until controllers located the plane off the coast of Boca Raton.


What a way to start your day.

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Had the pilot had his jabs?

Posted by: dearieme | May 12, 2022 1:56:00 PM

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