I’ve been fascinated by that recent story down near Florida of the passenger, Darren Harrison, landing the small plane he was on after the pilot had a medical episode. Air traffic control was able to talk him through he process of landing and he safely got the plane on the ground. But he may have also saved the pilot’s life in the process.
The medical issue the pilot had was actually a “severe cardiac event”. He had a big tear in his aorta. Causing what turned out to be a pretty big heart attack. But because Darren was able to land so quickly and safely, he ended up surviving. He was released this past Monday, and is at home recovering. They say if the plane had stayed up there much longer he may not have made it.
Even more reason why this was such a heroic moment. Incredible.
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