After the captain becomes ill mid-flight, a passenger with no experience flying an airplane safely lands the plane.

After his pilot encountered a medical issue during the flight, a passenger with no prior flying experience safely landed a tiny plane in Florida on Tuesday afternoon, May 10th.

According to WPBF-TV, the passenger used air traffic controllers to safely land the plane at Palm Beach International Airport.

“I’ve got a serious situation here,” the Cessna Caravan passenger was reportedly heard telling air traffic control about 70 miles north of his final destination.

“My pilot has gone incoherent. I have no idea how to fly the airplane.”

“Roger. What’s your position?” a dispatcher responded, according to the outlet.

The passenger replied, “I have no idea. I can see the coast of Florida in front of me. And I have no idea.”

“Maintain wings level and just try to follow the coast, either north or southbound. We’re trying to locate you,” the dispatcher said.

Controllers assisted the plane’s descent and eventually discovered it at Boca Raton, some 25 miles north of Palm Beach.

The man was then instructed by air traffic control to land the plane on the ground. It was described as a safe and secure landing.

“You just witnessed a couple passengers land that plane,” a controller reportedly said over the radio when the incident came to an end.

According to one aviation expert, the passenger’s actions were unprecedented.

“This is the first time I’ve ever heard of one of these [Cessna Caravans] being landed by somebody that has no aeronautical experience,” said Aviation expert John Nance.

According to reports, the Federal Aviation Administration believes the pilot had a medical emergency and is investigating.

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