Passenger With ‘No Idea’ How To Fly Lands Plane After Pilot’s Medical Emergency

A passenger who had ‘no idea how’ managed to successfully land an airplane after the pilot suffered a medical emergency.

Officials at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida got a distress call from the passenger on Tuesday: “My pilot has gone incoherent. I have no idea how to fly the airplane.” Air traffic controller Robert Morgan managed to talk the man through the process as he safely landed the single-engine Cessna on the airport runway.

Morgan rated the landing a ’10 out of 10′, adding “I felt like I was going to cry”.

No word on the pilot’s condition, but one person was taken to a hospital after the landing.  The pilot and passenger were the only people aboard the plane, so I’m assuming the pilot went to the hospital. What would you do in that situation?