When "passenger lands plane" begins trending; it is something to either get incredibly nervous about or be happy that all ended well. Fox News reported on Oct. 9, 2013, that a passenger with no flying experience got behind the controls and safely landed a small airplane at a British airport after the pilot fell ill.
There were only two people on the small plane and a distress call was issued from it to the Sandtoft airfield in northeast England on Tuesday evening. Emergency plans were put into place by Humberside Airport near the airfield and they helped the passenger land the plane successfully.
"The passenger flew over the airport a couple of times and then was talked down by two flight instructors, and the emergency services were waiting for them when he landed safely," the airport said in a statement.
It may have been a bit of a rough landing, but it was a safe one. Witnesses say that there was a loud thump and some sparks coming off the front of the plane when it landed, but it got down in one piece.
A flight instructor named Rob Murray said that the passenger had no previous flying experience but that he had done a "remarkable job" given the circumstances.
Sadly, the pilot ended up passing away some time after the plane landed. There is still no word on how he died, but an investigation is ongoing as to the cause of death.