Pilot dies in flight, passenger lands plane
With the help of controllers and a flight instructor on the ground, a passenger was able to take control of a Cessna 172 after the pilot died in flight. Passenger John Wildey had never flown a plane before, but when the pilot collapsed at the controls he managed to land the plane on his fourth attempt. ITV’s Damon Green reports.
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