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A Passenger Landed A 747 After The Real Pilot Got Sick

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Paul Hudson

A German passenger is being hailed as a hero after he lands a 747 at Dublin Airport. The passenger, an off duty pilot, decided to take controls after it was known that the pilot originally in control of the plane fell ill.

Ireland’s Air Accident Investigations Unit is currently examining the incident, but Lufthansa spokeswoman assures them that the pilot who stepped in was fully licensed to operate the 747:

“In such circumstances it’s absolutely normal procedure for the pilot, the flight captain, to continue to operate the aircraft,” she said. “Also, where necessary, the cabin crew are fully trained and can be called upon to read checklists back to the pilot. The procedures are in place for such an eventuality. “

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Paul Hudson

Paul Hudson

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