Passenger Robert Morgan lands plane in Florida after pilot incapacitated

Air traffic controller Robert Morgan said his experience as a flight instructor helped him guide the passenger.

The passenger, without prior, flying experience landed a small plane at a Florida airport after the pilot was rendered “incoherent” by a medical emergency, US media reported today.

The unwitting pilot, the only passenger on the single-engine Cessna 208, relied on air traffic control to guide his landing at Palm Beach International Airport, some 68 miles (110 kilometers) north of Miami, NBC reported.

Officials at Fort Pierce, north of Palm Beach, received an emergency call around noon on Tuesday from the passenger, saying, “I’ve got a serious situation here,” NBC reported.

source: https://www.thejournal.ie/flight-passenger-pilot-florida-lands-plane-5761177-May2022/

Air traffic controller Robert Morgan said his experience as a flight instructor helped him guide the passenger.

 The passenger, without prior, flying experience landed a small plane at a Florida airport after the pilot was rendered “incoherent” by a medical emergency, US media reported today.

The unwitting pilot, the only passenger on the single-engine Cessna 208, relied on air traffic control to guide his landing at Palm Beach International Airport, some 68 miles (110 kilometers) north of Miami, NBC reported.

Officials at Fort Pierce, north of Palm Beach, received an emergency call around noon on Tuesday from the passenger, saying, “I’ve got a serious situation here,” NBC reported