Many of us have seen in the movies that a traveler with no flying experience can land a plane at the airport. But something like this happened at the Florida airport on May 10 (Tuesday).
The man took command of the plane after the pilot became incapacitated, according to what he reported CNN.
The publication also reported that the man told Air Traffic Control (ATC) he had “no idea” how to fly a plane.
“I have a dangerous situation here,” the unidentified passenger said in the audio recording. CNN Report. “My pilot is getting cranky, and I have no idea how to fly the plane.”
The air traffic control center replied, inquiring about the location of the plane. Staff there began providing passengers with instructions on how to land the plane.
“Try to keep the wings level and see if you can start descending for me. Push forward on the controls and descend at a very slow rate,” ATC said, according to the CNN audio transcript. “Try to follow the coast, either north or south. We are trying to locate you.”
The report stated that the Cessna 208 single-engine private jet was carrying two people, other than the pilot. ATC received a panic call when the plane was near southern Florida.
I finally landed at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida.
LiveATC.net, where there is a file CNN Taking the text from, he said another ATC employee told the other planes what had happened.
“I just saw two passengers landing on that plane,” the tower operator can be heard telling an American Airlines pilot waiting to take off for Charlotte, North Carolina.
It is not yet known what happened to the pilot, but CNN quoted two other people on board the small plane as saying he had a “medical problem”.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation into the accident.