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How to fly a plane during an emergency [Travel]

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By Afolake Oyinloye
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How to fly a plane during an emergency [Travel]

Have you ever wondered or feared what might happen if something happened to the pilot while airborne.

In most cases, there is a co-pilot to take over, and the cabin crew have a theoretic idea of how the plane works.

In 2013, the then-77-year-old landed a Cessna 172 with guidance on the radio from a flying instructor and an air traffic control manager, after the pilot collapsed in the cockpit, and later died.

What do you do if you find yourself in the shoes of the old man?

I have asked a few pilots and this morning I shared the knowledge on how to fly – and land – a plane when both – or all – pilots are incapacitated.

Have a look.