Pilot sick: English passenger plane must land itself / UK News

Because the pilot of a propeller driven aircraft in England suddenly became ill, had a passenger land the machine itself. At the fourth attempt the maneuver finally succeeded – thanks to the active help by radio.

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Because the pilot of a propeller driven aircraft in England suddenly became ill, had a passenger land the machine itself. At the fourth attempt the maneuver finally succeeded – thanks to the active help by radio.

A true classic from the disaster movie genre has apparently happened in the skies over England. As reported by others, the “Guardian” and “Sky News” the pilot of a propeller engine was suddenly ill during the flight. It now fell to the only passenger on board to land the plane – a man who apparently had no flight experience.

Help with the emergency on Tuesday night made ​​according to the BBC, the flight instructor Roy Murray. Together with another coach, he was called to Humberside airport to give the layman on the control wheel of the machine instructions by radio. At the fourth attempt finally succeeded in landing in Humberside: Three times the chassis of the machine rumbled loudly Murray on the asphalt, and finally they have placed with the nose and had come to a halt.

The passenger had made a “remarkable job,” Murray said later according to the BBC. “He knew nothing about the aircraft. Not even the headlights were turned on, so he flew too blind.” In his instructions Murray have ensured that the man was not panicked. After the successful landing had broken out in the control room cheers.

According to the “Guardian”, the pilot has since died. What he was ill during the flight is not yet known. Also the person of the passenger, there are not more details. The two were apparently started a training flight in Doncaster 40 kilometers away.

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