Mystery passenger who flew plane identified as Florida man Darren Harrison

We now know who the mysterious passenger is who jumped to fly and land Tuesday at Palm Beach International Airport after the pilot collapsed. Darren Harrison is a 38-year-old man who lives in Lakeland and runs a flooring and design store with his father and apparently never flew a plane before his incredible feat. Harrison has kept a low profile ever since the world gasped at his incredible little plane landing in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, seen exclusively on WPBF 25 News. LISTEN: Click here to listen to the Fort Pierce tower audio or read the log here. past two days. WPBF 25 News has brought you air traffic control audio of the moments after the Cessna Caravan pilot collapsed at the controls on Tuesday as he brought Darren and another passenger back from a trip in the Bahamas. WATCH: Air traffic controller guides passenger to land safely at PBIA Fort Pierce, tower controller Chip Flores says his training started as soon as he realized he was was an emergency. m the voice that reaches out to their darkness and says, ‘It’ll be fine, I’ll help you,’ and that’s our job and we all do it together as a team,” Flores said. Darren had to push the pilot out of the controls and bring the plane out of a nose dive, then figure out how to fly it. He did it with the help of two flight controllers at two different airports, as well as a crew of concerned employees of the federal aviation administration from florida to washington dc who all pitched in to figure out how to guide darren safely through PBIA he passed him at all to be able to fly that p lane, and i’m just glad he was able to land safely and have a happy ending,” said Graham Gould. Darren is married and has a pregnant wife. Neither of them answer their phones and talk about this incredible experience yet. ‘Absolutely amazing’: Pilot reacts to inexperienced passenger landing at PBIA Parker has tracked down the man believed to be the plane’s second passenger. He lives in Lake Wales and his friends said he was shaken by the experience and the close call of his friend the pilot. The FAA said the pilot would be stable in hospital now after he collapsed at the controls.

We now know who the mystery passenger is who jumped to fly and land a plane Tuesday at Palm Beach International Airport after the pilot collapsed.

Darren Harrison is a 38-year-old man who lives in Lakeland and runs a flooring and design store with his father and apparently never flew a plane before his incredible feat.

Harrison has kept a low profile since the world gasped at his incredible little plane landing in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, seen exclusively on WPBF 25 News.

LISTEN: Click here to listen to Fort Pierce tower audio or read the newspaper here

The receptionist at his Lakeland flooring company told WPBF 25 News investigative reporter Terri Parker that neither Darren nor his father Dennis, who is his partner in the store, had come to work in the past two days. .

WPBF 25 News has brought you air traffic control audio of the moments after the Cessna Caravan pilot collapsed at the controls on Tuesday while returning Darren and another passenger from a fishing trip to the Bahamas.

LOOK: An air traffic controller guides a passenger to land safely at PBIA

Fort Pierce tower controller Chip Flores said his training began as soon as he realized it was an emergency.

“When a pilot has a major problem, I’m the voice that reaches out to their darkness and says, ‘It’s going to be okay, I’ll help you,’ and that’s our job and we all do it together as one. team,” Flores said.

Darren had to push the pilot out of the controls and nose dive the plane out, then figure out how to fly it.

He did this with the help of two flight controllers at two different airports, as well as a team of concerned Florida Federal Aviation Administration employees in Washington, D.C., who all pitched in to figure out how to guide Darren into safely in PBIA.

A business associate of Darren and his father told WPBF 25 News Investigative Reporter Terri Parker Darren is very level-headed and intelligent.

“I wouldn’t put it in front of him at all to be able to fly that plane, and I’m just glad he was able to land it safely and have a happy ending,” Graham Gould said.

Darren is married and has a pregnant wife. Neither of them answer their phones and talk about this incredible experience yet.

‘Absolutely amazing’: Pilot reacts to passenger with no flight experience landing at PBIA

Parker tracked down the man who would be the plane’s second passenger. He lives in Lake Wales and his friends said he was shaken by the experience and the close call of his friend the pilot.

The FAA said the pilot would be stable in hospital now after he collapsed at the controls.