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Pilot Dies, Passenger Lands King Air Turbo Prop
https://youtu.be/aqPvVxxIDr0 ^ | April 15, 2020 | FS MaNia

Posted on 05/19/2020 5:15:50 PM PDT by PROCON

On Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2009, Doug White and his family chartered a Beech King Air B200 N559DW for a flight from Marco Island, Florida bound for Louisiana with 5 souls on board. Soon after takeoff, the pilot, 67 year old retired Air Force Colonel Joe Cabuk loses consciousness. creating an emergency situation that required extraordinary measures by the planes passengers and Air Traffic Controllers. This video is a recreation of that flight and is intended to honor and pay tribute to the pilots and air traffic controllers.

~~~SNIP~~~

The Hero passenger who lands the King Air Turbo Prop and saves his family had earned a Private Pilot's License 18 years prior to this incident. He quit flying shortly after with only 80 hours total time logged.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: aviation; deadpilot; kingairplane; passengerlandsplane
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This is a fascinating 43 minute video recreation with the actual ATC to passenger exchanges.
1 posted on 05/19/2020 5:15:50 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

It is great. I think I got to it from FR a couple of weeks ago and heartily recommend it.


2 posted on 05/19/2020 5:16:37 PM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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To: PROCON

Whoo! Make a movie!


3 posted on 05/19/2020 5:18:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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You’d really appreciate watching it, Janie, it’s amazing!


4 posted on 05/19/2020 5:22:11 PM PDT by PROCON (Molon Labe)
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To: PROCON

Did the pilot have the steak or fish?


5 posted on 05/19/2020 5:24:29 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Voltaire: "Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool".)
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6 posted on 05/19/2020 5:25:40 PM PDT by PROCON (Molon Labe)
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To: PROCON

I just saw that and it was riveting.


7 posted on 05/19/2020 5:36:35 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: SkyDancer

They’ll ruin it if the make a movie of it.

The you tube video was good enough for me.

I was on the edge of my seat.


8 posted on 05/19/2020 5:37:21 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: PROCON
Yup,I've heard that.There are several other similar videos on youtube. One is an older woman (IIRC she was about 80) whose pilot husband died “at the wheel” and the control tower had to talk her down.There's also one of a teenage girl who,on her first solo flight,experience landing gear failure during takeoff and she landed the plane safely.
9 posted on 05/19/2020 5:44:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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80 Year Old Wife Lands Plane
10 posted on 05/19/2020 5:48:12 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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To: SkyDancer

Wonderful job by the pax to successfully land the aircraft.
However it is very important to note that he had some flying experience. A passenger safely landing an aircraft with No exprience is Extremely improbable.


11 posted on 05/19/2020 5:48:47 PM PDT by A strike (" Was that wrong? Should I not have done this? " - Costanza)
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To: PROCON

Wow.


12 posted on 05/19/2020 5:50:13 PM PDT by McGruff
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It is great. I think I got to it from FR a couple of weeks ago and heartily recommend it.

Yeah, that guy had balls of steel. It's one thing when you're just trying to save your own life, but trying to save the lives of your whole family is a whole different level of pressure.

13 posted on 05/19/2020 5:51:01 PM PDT by KevinB ("Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." - Charles Darwin)
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To: PROCON

I logged in just to tell you thank you for posting this. It kept me on the edge of my seat.


14 posted on 05/19/2020 6:05:48 PM PDT by ThE_RiPpEr. (The Obamanation is over - Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last)
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Thank you for posting this.

Beautiful story!

Awhile ago, there was a senior couple flying and her pilot husband died and the wife who was in her 80’s brought the single engine down safely...

I love these stories!


15 posted on 05/19/2020 6:11:30 PM PDT by HypatiaTaught (You can never be truly safe unless you are truly free)
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At least he wasn’t over Macho Grande. Good job, pilot (even former pilot).


16 posted on 05/19/2020 6:19:35 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: PROCON

I do that all the time...on my flight simulator.


17 posted on 05/19/2020 6:26:27 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: PROCON

Thank you!


18 posted on 05/19/2020 6:29:24 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Pres Biden+VP Hillary, Michelle, Kamala, or Stacy, backed up by Pelosi. What could go wrong?)
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To: ThE_RiPpEr.; HypatiaTaught; frog in a pot

Very captivating indeed.


19 posted on 05/19/2020 6:31:58 PM PDT by PROCON (Molon Labe)
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To: Larry Lucido
When I'm not watching Seinfeld reruns, the movie Airplane! is a classic to re-watch, friggin' hilarious......and don't call me Shirley!


20 posted on 05/19/2020 6:36:56 PM PDT by PROCON (Molon Labe)
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