Watch: Hero pilot saves passengers in crash-landing after engines stalled over Italian Alps

Rescuers digging through snow to free the wings of the plane.
Rescuers digging through snow to free the wings of the plane. Copyright AP Photo
By Euronews
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A 22-year-old pilot was flying through the Italian Alps when her plane’s engine stalled mid-flight, forcing her to crash into the snowy mountains.


A 22-year-old pilot miraculously made an emergency landing in the snowy mountains of the Italian Alps on Thursday after her plane’s engine stalled mid-flight.

Silvia De Bon was on a short flight with her brother and his girlfriend when she realised 2,7000 metres above the Italian Dolomites that she had to make an emergency landing.

Despite the dramatic drop she and her two passengers were not seriously injured, but De Bon lost consciousness after she landed the plane.

The other two passengers managed to stay conscious and call for help.

Rescue teams arrived and helped them get down the mountain.

Watch Euronews’ report in the video player above to learn more about this dramatic story.

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