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[WATCH] Man with No Flying Experience Lands Plane After Pilot Passed Out

Despite my hours & hours of flying planes in video games…I don’t know how I’d do in THIS situation. On Tuesday, a guy was flying in from the Bahamas on a single-engine Cessna when the pilot PASSED OUT. And he had no choice but to land the plane HIMSELF!

He managed to contact air traffic control at the Palm Beach airport, and the audio is nuts. He said he’d never flown a plane before, but was 9,000 feet up and had no idea where he was. It sounds like at least one other person was also on board.

An air traffic controller named Robert Morgan was on his lunch break. But they called him back in, because he’s also a flight instructor. He’d never flown that specific type of plane, so he had to pull up a photo of the flight deck to look at.

They told the guy to follow the coastline, descend slowly by pushing the controls forward and try to spot the airport. Then Robert got on the phone with him.

They eventually found the plane on radar. And with Robert’s help, he somehow managed to make a PERFECT landing.

Once the plane was in, Robert ran out on the tarmac, and they hugged. He says it was a pretty emotional moment, especially when the guy said he wanted to get home to his wife who’s PREGNANT.

Last we heard, they hadn’t released any details on the pilot yet.

(Here’s a photo and the video of the landing. You can listen to the full audio here. Note: That’s not Robert talking. He talked to him on his cell phone.)

 

(CNN / WPBF)

 

 

 

 



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