The dude nailed the landing thanks to guidance from air traffic control.
The passenger was forced into it after the pilot was incapacitated with a medical emergency.
Probably what he looked like as he tried to land the plane.
Flight audio reveals the stressful moments leading up to the landing.
““I’ve got a serious situation here. My pilot has gone incoherent. I have no idea how to fly the airplane,” said the unidentified passenger-turned-pilot.
“Roger, what’s your position?” responds the air traffic controller.
“I have no idea. I can see the coast of Florida in front of me. I have no idea,” the passenger said.
The air traffic controller at the Fort Pierce tower helped the passenger descend the plane to 5,000 feet so that they could locate the plane on radar, according to audio of the incident.
Once the plane was located, the next step was trying to get the plane to PBI and land it safely.
“I have no idea how to stop an airplane. I don’t know how to do that,” the passenger said.
“Number Three Lima Delta Palm Beach approach is going to talk to you. They’re going to direct you to the Palm Beach Airport. You should hear them on this frequency momentarily,” the controller said.
The passenger was able to land the plane without incident.”