80-Year-Old Woman Lands Plane With Pilot Unconscious

Wisconsin, Apr 3: An 80-year-old woman was able to successfully land a twin-engine airplane in north eastern Wisconsin after her husband became unconscious at the controls and died.Door County Sheriff Terry Vogel says the dispatch
80 year old woman lands plane with pilot...
PTI 03 Apr 2012, 21:16:12 PM IST
Wisconsin, Apr 3: An 80-year-old woman was able to successfully land a twin-engine airplane in north eastern Wisconsin after her husband became unconscious at the controls and died.

Door County Sheriff Terry Vogel says the dispatch centre was told just after 5 pm Monday that a Cessna about 6 miles south of Sturgeon Bay had declared an emergency.

The pilot, an 81-year-old man from the Sturgeon Bay area, had suffered a medical emergency and was unconscious. His wife, who was the passenger, was flying the plane.

A certified pilot was able to fly alongside the plane and coach the wife. Just after 6 pm, her right engine ran out of fuel and lost power.

She was able to land at Door County Cherryland Airport. The wife suffered minor injuries. Her husband was pronounced dead.

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