Plane lands safely after possible pilot medical issue

A passenger aboard a Cessna Caravan was forced to land at Palm Beach International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after the pilot suffered a medical emergency. Pierce. “My pilot has become inconsistent. I have no idea how to fly the plane. “Roger.” What is your position ? Air traffic control responded. “I have no idea,” the passenger said. “I can see the Florida coast in front of me. And I have no idea. “‘Keep the wings level and just try to follow the coast, either north or south,” air traffic control told him. “We’re trying to locate you.” Stay informed: WPBF local coverage 25 News Four minutes pass as the passenger tries to figure out what to do. ‘Have you located me yet?’ He asks. ‘I can’t even turn on my navigation screen. It has all the information on it.’ Do you have any thoughts on this? Eventually, air traffic control locates the plane on its radar. It was flying just off Boca Raton. It was then that air traffic control at PBIA took over and was able to speak to the passenger via a Very Safe Landing Airport “You just saw a few passengers landing on this plane,” air traffic control told the radio. Another voice answered. “Did you say the passengers landed on the plane?” he asked. “That’s right.” “Oh my God. Great job.” LISTEN: Click here to listen to the Fort Pierce tower audio or read the log here. Aviation expert John Nance said it goes way beyond a great job.” This is the first time I’ve heard of one of these being landed by someone who hasn’t no experience in aeronautics,” Nance said. very carefully and obviously followed the instructions very calmly,” Nance said. “That’s what made the difference.” Video below: Watch the plane land in safely on the runway. The name of the passenger has not been released, nor the name or condition of the pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration said it believes he suffered a medical emergency. The FAA is investigating. : Entertainment coverage of WPBF 25 News

A passenger aboard a Cessna Caravan was forced to land at Palm Beach International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after the pilot suffered a medical emergency.

“I have a serious situation here,” the passenger can be heard saying at air traffic control in Fort Pierce. “My pilot has become inconsistent. I have no idea how to fly the plane.

“Roger. What’s your position?” Air traffic control responded.

“I have no idea,” the passenger said. “I can see the Florida coast in front of me. And I have no idea.

“Keep the wings level and just try to follow the coast, either north or south,” air traffic control told him. “We are trying to locate you.”

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Four minutes pass as the passenger tries to figure out what to do.

“Have you located me yet?” ” He asked. “I can’t even turn on my navigation screen. He has all the information on it. Do you have any ideas on this? »

Eventually, air traffic control locates the plane on its radar.

It was flying just off Boca Raton.

It was then that air traffic control at PBIA took over and was able to speak to the passenger on a very safe landing.

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“You just saw a few passengers landing on this plane,” air traffic control said on the radio.

Another voice answered.

“Did you say the passengers landed on the plane?” He asked.

“It’s correct.”

“Oh my God. Good job.”

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Aviation expert John Nance said it’s more than just a great job.

“This is the first time I’ve heard of one of these aircraft landing by someone with no aeronautical experience,” Nance said.

Nance said he had heard of passengers landing in planes before, but not one as big and complicated as the Cessna Caravan.

“The person on the plane who had no aviation experience listened very carefully and obviously followed the instructions very calmly,” Nance said. “That’s what made the difference.”


Video below: Watch the plane land safely on the runway

The name of the passenger was not disclosed, nor was the name or condition of the pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it believed he was suffering from a medical emergency.

The FAA is investigating.

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