Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

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Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by Trevor Duane » Wed May 11, 2022 8:44 am

Wow I am very happy with that outcome, but at the same time my EGO is struggling to process this :D
Other than a little more flare needed that was topnotch.
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by JCA » Wed May 11, 2022 10:38 am

I hope he didn't pull that big handle on the panel thinking it was a hand brake.....
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by Shepherd » Wed May 11, 2022 11:43 am

Trevor Duane wrote:
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Wow I am very happy with that outcome, but at the same time my EGO is struggling to process this :D
Other than a little more flare needed that was topnotch.
What do you mean, maybe he was aiming for a 3-point landing :lol:

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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by richard C » Wed May 11, 2022 11:49 am

That was a truly remarkable landing !!! Think of speed control, directional control, when to flare - getting them all right without ever once having done it before.

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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Wed May 11, 2022 1:56 pm

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I hope he didn't pull that big handle on the panel thinking it was a hand brake.....
Fortunately a Cessna and not a Cirrus :twisted:
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by JCA » Wed May 11, 2022 5:56 pm

Ugly Duckling wrote:
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I hope he didn't pull that big handle on the panel thinking it was a hand brake.....
Fortunately a Cessna and not a Cirrus :twisted:
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by Wayne Boonzaier » Wed May 11, 2022 7:00 pm

One wonders what all the fuss is about getting a pilots license, flying is soo easy :wink:
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Wed May 11, 2022 7:19 pm

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I hope he didn't pull that big handle on the panel thinking it was a hand brake.....
Fortunately a Cessna and not a Cirrus :twisted:
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by JCA » Wed May 11, 2022 9:00 pm

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Fortunately a Cessna and not a Cirrus :twisted:
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by JCA » Wed May 11, 2022 9:03 pm

The pax is definitely up for a Bells. The BIG bottle. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by Deanw » Thu May 12, 2022 9:53 am

Still no word on the condition of the pilot?
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by Dutch1 » Thu May 12, 2022 10:08 am

In MY OPINION the story should read, a PPL flying as a passenger in a Cessna 208 but not rated on the aircraft lands the plane safely after Pilot becomes incapacitated(deprived of capacity or natural power)
The ATC on duty just happened to be familiar with the operation and controls of Cessna 208 manage to instruct the pilot now flying the aircraft to a safe landing
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu May 12, 2022 10:10 am

Dutch1 wrote:
Thu May 12, 2022 10:08 am
In MY OPINION the story should read, a PPL flying as a passenger in a Cessna 208 but not rated on the aircraft lands the plane safely after Pilot becomes incapacitated(deprived of capacity or natural power)
The ATC on duty just happened to be familiar with the operation and controls of Cessna 208 manage to instruct the pilot now flying the aircraft to a safe landing
I have also heard a report that the PIC had returned from his slumber prior to the landing...hmmm :roll:
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Re: Passenger lands C208 Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Unread post by Still_Learning » Thu May 12, 2022 10:19 am

If I think back on my landings while training for my PPL, they were nowhere near as smooth as this one - so agree it seems almost too incredible to believe that this non-pilot passenger was able to handle ground-rush, flaring, ballooning, bouncing, etc.

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