Heroic Passenger Performs Emergency Crash Landing After Pilot Passes Out
One woman crash landed a plane after her husband, the pilot, lost consciousness.
The plane landed in Seville, southern Spain, with the pilot dead by the time it had landed, and the woman, whose identity is being kept anonymous by officials, had no previous experience of flying or operating a plane.
Air traffic controllers had to talk her through the landing for 90 minutes, with the plane’s altitude 10,000 feet in the air.
A spokesman claimed:
He died, possibly before the accident, during the flight.
The woman kept flying, she did not know how to fly, so they guided her from the control tower to see if she could control the plane until landing it at the airport.
The couple, who were reported as being happily married by the Spanish press, were set to land at Seville airport, which is the 13th biggest in Spain.
The woman was described as hardly even able to read a compass by the staff who talked her through the landing.
She eventually landed the plane with the help of the air traffic controller, and a helicopter dispatched to the scene, and landed in an orange grove, two miles outside the airport.
She has suffered serious injuries, but her life is not thought to be in danger.