Talk about cabin pressure!
A passenger on a small plane sees himself playing pilot when the actual pilot becomes disabled – while the plane is still in the sky!
The horrific incident happened on Tuesday Palm Beach International Airport In Florida. Air Traffic Control has received a disturbing call from a passenger who is reporting a “serious situation” off the coast of Sunshine State.
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The passenger said,
“I have a serious situation here. My pilot is out of place. I have no idea how to fly an airplane. “
The passenger remained calm as he told the air traffic controller that he could “see the Florida coast in front of him”, prompting the officer to say:
“Maintain wing level and try to follow the coast, either north or south. We are trying to find you. “
The tower operator aircraft is located 25 miles from the airport, and proceeds step by step to instruct passengers on how to land the plane. Fortunately, the landing was smooth – so smooth, in fact, it was an honorable landing even for a licensed pilot!
The names of the pilot and the passenger were not disclosed FAAAnd the nature of the medical emergency or the pilot’s condition is not clear at present.
Check out the crazy footage (below) to see the landing for yourself.
[Image via Avalon/WENN]