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  • voice you're hearing is not a pilot but a passenger radioing for help.

  • Audio captured from live A TC details the communications between the plane, a Cessna caravan and the control tower at Fort Pierce in florida.

  • A delta roger.

  • What's your position?

  • I have no idea the coast of florida in front of me.

  • Air traffic controller robert morgen was on break from working in the tower when his colleagues said he needed to come back fast.

  • There's a passenger flying a plane that's not a pilot in the pilot's incapacitated.

  • So they said we need to try to help them land the plane Morgen is a 20-year veteran controller but also a certificated flight instructor with 1200 hours flying experience.

  • What was the situation with the pilots?

  • Three lambda delta roger tried to hold the wings level and see if you can start descending for me, push forward on the controls and descend at a very slow rate controller morgen had not flown the specific type of plane.

  • So he pulled up this photo of the layout of the instrument panel and talked the passenger through it.

  • Step by step.

  • I knew the planes flying like any other plane.

  • I just had keep them calm, Point them to the runway and just tell them how to reduce the power so you can descend to land.

  • Data from flight aware shows the flight path the first challenge to controllers locating the flight and pointing the passenger turned pilot to the airport lima.

  • Delta maintained wings level and just trying to follow the coast either north or south and we're trying to locate you for you guys located me.

  • I can't even get my screen information on it.

  • You don't get any ideas on that.

  • Number three lima delta, Palm Beach.

  • Is that you're about 20 miles east of town, just continuing northbound over the beach and we'll try to get you some more further instructions.

  • Morgan's instruction paid off guiding the flight to a landing at Palm Beach.

  • Aviation experts call it a remarkable feat that left other flights listening in stunned, including a commercial pilot waiting for takeoff.

  • That's correct.

  • Oh my God, Great job, No flying experience.

  • We got a controller that works him down after the landing, morgen left the tower and went out to the ramp to meet his newest student pilot that he taught to land without ever getting in the plane.

  • I just feel like it was probably meant to happen.

voice you're hearing is not a pilot but a passenger radioing for help.

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