Hugh: Untrained 68-Year Old Woman Lands Small Plane After Pilot has Medical Emergency
Written by Hugh Campbell on July 24, 2023
Take the wheel! A passenger reportedly crash-landed a small plane in Martha’s Vineyard after the pilot had a medical emergency.
The unnamed 68-year-old took the controls and brought down a six-seater, single-engine plane on Saturday around 3:15 p.m.
The plane landed “on its belly with no landing gear,” local police said in a Facebook post. The woman received only minor injuries, but the pilot is still in the hospital as of Sunday.
The National Transportation Safety Board is leading an investigation into the incident.