TODAY   |  October 09, 2013

Passenger lands plane safely after pilot dies at wheel

A British passenger received step-by-step instructions from ground authorities to land the plane he was on after the pilot collapsed and died mid-flight. It was bumpy, but the passenger was able to land safely.

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>>> to save his own life last night when his pilot collapsed and died at the controls and there was nobody else aboard the small aircraft. two flying instructors on the ground gave the passenger step by step instructions. he bounced the plane off the run way a few times but was able to come to a safe stop and good landing there.