Florida: Passenger On Plane Forced To Land When Pilot Has A Medical Crisis


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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.”

At that point, Air Traffic Control gave the man detailed instructions on how to land the plane safely. Thank goodness the man kept his cool and followed their instructions extremely well to make a safe landing.

The name of the passenger has not been released nor has the name or condition of the pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration said it believes he suffered a medical emergency.


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