10:58 Thursday, 12 May 2022
It’s the nightmare scenario, you’re enjoying a flight when, all of a sudden – the pilot is out and it’s up to you to bring it back to the ground.
A passenger with no experience of flying has managed to land a small plane in Florida – after a pilot fell ill.
In the audio recording – captured by LiveATC-dot-net – the man can be heard saying he has “absolutely no idea” how to fly a plane.
“I’ve got a serious situation here, my pilot is incoherent, and I have no idea how to fly the airplane”.
Despite his lack of experience, the unnamed passenger managed to put the plane down in Palm Beach – with the air traffic controller saying he deserved “kudos”.