Passenger with ‘no idea how to fly’ takes over plane from stricken pilot

A passenger with no flying experience radioed an urgent plea for help when the pilot of a small plane suddenly fell ill off Florida’s Atlantic coast, and landed the plane safely with the help of air traffic controllers. An air traffic controller in Fort Pierce responded, asking if he knew the position of the single-engine Cessna 280. Air traffic controller Robert Morgan, a 20-year veteran, took over at that point, talking the passenger down to a safe landing.

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