Can you believe this? Passenger lands plane safely

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Passenger John Wildy, right, walks the grounds of Sandtoft Airfield after landing a plane in the dark without lights, despite having no flying experience, and guided only by ground instructors.

Passenger John Wildy, right, walks the grounds of Sandtoft Airfield after landing a plane in the dark without lights, despite having no flying experience, and guided only by ground instructors

With no prior flight experience, passenger John Wildey, safely and effectively landed a plane in northeast England, this past Thursday, after the pilot became unresponsive and died soon after.

An airport representative for Humberside Airport, close to where Mr. Wildey landed, assisted him in grounding the plane without major incidence.

“The passenger flew over the airport a couple of times and then was talked down by two flight instructors, and the emergency services were waiting for them when he landed safely,” a rep for Humberside said.

Eye witnesses said they saw sparks flying from the front of the plane when the aircraft touched down.

Though Mr. Wildey was unhurt, he said he was quite nervous as he was unable to locate and reach the brake and feared the worse.

The Cessna 172 light aircraft which Mr Wildly landed safely after the pilot became unresponsive and later died

The Cessna 172 light aircraft which Mr Wildly landed safely after the pilot became unresponsive and later died

“I suppose it was a controlled crash, really,” Mr. Wildey said.

One of the flight instructors, Rob Murray, which assisted Mr. Wildey with his landing, said he was grateful that he was there to assist.

“It’s a fantastic feeling, knowing I have achieved something and probably saved somebody’s life,” Mr. Murray said.

Police are now investigating the pilot’s cause of death.

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