“Maintain wings level and just try to follow the coast, either north or southbound. We’re trying to locate you,” the dispatcher instrcuted.
Dispatchers were able to locate the Cessna Caravan plane around 25 miles north of Palm Beach in Boca Raton.
Instructing the passenger how to slowly descend the plane, they directed him to a safe and steady landing.
When the plane had safely landed, a dispatcher could be heard over the radio saying: “You just witnessed a couple passengers land that plane.”
Someone asked: “Did you say the passengers landed the plane?”
The controller confirmed: “That’s correct.”
“Oh, my gosh. Great job,” the other person replied.
According to the plane’s manufacturer, the 38-foot-long Cessna Caravan can reach speeds of 215 miles per hour, has a wingspan of 52 feet and can hold up to 14 people.Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.