A passenger with no flying experience was forced to land a small plane at a Florida airport after their pilot became “incoherent” following a medical emergency. According to FlightAware data, the flight had departed from the Bahamas about an hour and a half before the miracle landing. The unidentified passenger made a call to air traffic control at Fort Pierce tower saying in the live audio,
“I’ve got a serious situation here.”
“My pilot has gone incoherent. I have no idea how to fly the airplane”
“Roger. What’s your position?” a dispatcher responds.
“I have no idea,” the passenger says. “I can see the coast of Florida in front of me. And I have no idea.”
The dispatcher can be heard telling the passenger to "maintain wings level" and to "just try to follow the coast, either north or southbound" as crews tried to locate the plane. The flight landed safely and the condition of the original pilot, who had a "possible medical issue," was not immediately known.
You can hear the live audio below: