Passenger Lands an Airplane after the Pilot Becomes Incapacitated.

A passenger landed a light airplane in northern England after the pilot became incapacitated.


The light aircraft was carrying two people when the pilot became suddenly incapacitated in the middle of the flight.  The passenger, with no flying experience managed to land safely the Cessna 172.  The incident occurred on Tuesday evening at Sandtoft airfield, northeast England.

“The passenger flew over the airport a couple of times and then was talked down by two flight instructors, and the emergency services were waiting for them when he landed safely,” the airport said in a statement.

The aircraft landed hard and some sparks arose of the front of it, some witnesses said.

Rob Murray, a Flight Instructor, said that the passenger did a great job to carry on the emergency.

The passenger was unhurt but unfortunately police informed that later the pilot died.

Capt. Ivan

Photo Credits:  AP

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