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Video: Passenger lands small plane after pilot falls ill

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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  2. UKCowboysFan

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    Unfortunately the pilot has since passed away.

    Respect is due to the passenger, and the guys on the ground that talked him down.
     
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    That's really sad to hear. Thank you for following up with this.
     
  4. HeavyBarrel

    HeavyBarrel Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about the pilot......

    On another note, the "Mythbusters" did an episode a couple of years ago and confirmed that a passenger with NO flying expirence could land a plane safely with help over the radio like in "Airplane"
     
  5. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    With today's technology, it seems that it would be pretty straight-forward talking someone down. I think I could do it if someone walked me through. Which would be harder to land with no experience, a commercial plane or a two-seater? I would think the small one due to winds. There are less gizmos but the big planes practically land themselves with the correct flap positions, speed and a close eye on the altimeter.
     
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