WATCH: Passenger forced to land plane!


WHEN the pilot became ill, a passenger with no experience flying a plane was forced to take over.

Air traffic controllers helped the unknown man in landing the 14-seater Cessna Caravan into Palm Beach International Airport in Florida, USA.

The impressive achievement has been assumed to be the first of its kind in history.

According to The Mirror, the utility aircraft was around 122km north of the airport when the passenger called controllers to tell them the pilot “has gone incoherent”.

He was told to keep the wings level and follow the coast before being coached to the ground during the nail-biting ordeal on Tuesday afternoon.

“I’ve got a serious situation here,” the passenger was heard saying over the radio.

“My pilot has gone incoherent. I have no idea how to fly the aeroplane.”

Controllers asked for his position and he said he had “no idea”, but that he could see the Florida coast in front of him. He was told to follow the coast while they tried to locate the plane.

It was then spotted around 40km from Palm Beach.

Following the successful landing, a controller reportedly said: “You just witnessed a couple of passengers land that plane.”

The other person said: “Oh, my gosh. Great job.”

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