PILOT DIES, Passenger Lands King Air

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    NEW 2020 EDITION Pilot dies in flight. ***DISCLAIMER*** 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. On this "Commercial Charter" flight Doug White is flying home after attending his brother's funeral with his wife and daughters on board. The Charter Pilot dies suddenly within minutes after takeoff. Doug is forced to take control of the complex high performance turboprop aircraft with zero experience in a King Air and with zero notice. Dead pilot slumped over the controls and distraught family in the passenger cabin. If you are in anyway offended by these circumstances please do not watch this video. ***END OF DISCLAIMER*** . Previously released in 2015, this new edition includes new content, behind scenes information, interviews with air traffic controllers, super-titles of ATC communications, and more.
    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.
    I have used actual published radar tracks and numerous published interviews and news reports to determine as close as possible the flight path, altitudes, headings, and other pertinent details of this flight. Due to a relatively erratic flight path following the emergency, some airspeeds, altitudes, and headings, may vary slightly from the actual flight. The actual ATC recording of the communications with the King Air are included in their entirety.
    The King Air used for this flight is by Carenado. The Fort Myers Scenery is by LatinVFR. Please refer to the "About" tab on our home channel page for more information on hardware and software specs.

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***DISCLAIMER*** 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. On this "Commercial Charter" flight Doug White is flying home after attending his brother's funeral with his wife and daughters on board. The Charter Pilot dies suddenly within minutes after takeoff. Doug is forced to take control of the complex high performance turboprop aircraft with zero experience in a King Air and with zero notice. Dead pilot slumped over the controls and distraught family in the passenger cabin. If you are in anyway offended by these circumstances please do not watch this video. ***END OF DISCLAIMER*** This video is intended to honor and pay tribute to every single person involved. Thank you for helping me do that by keeping your comments respectful.

Vor 4 Monate
Scania1982
Scania1982

Yeahh, he seemed too knowledgeable for an amateur.

Vor 23 Stunden
Didivs Ivlianvs
Didivs Ivlianvs

@Molly McCullagh To everyone responding: I noted that but it was way late and after the handoff to another controller.

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Molly McCullagh
Molly McCullagh

@Didivs Ivlianvs I heard it clear as day. How many souls on board? Pilot said 5, in a really sad voice. (Not counting dead pilot, I noticed) Sorry. I thought husband, wife and 3 kids. Everyone said pilot included dead pilot. I am wrong. Must be 2 kids. Rather shaken by that VICARIOUS experience.

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Molly McCullagh
Molly McCullagh

Thank you SO SO SO much for putting this up. I have faulty phone. I don't think I will have chàrge to get to this landing. I am about to let off today's emergencý Verey light colours. Where's my parachute?

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Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

@Rich Paul l

Vor 2 Tage
Spaghetti
Spaghetti

not to be morbid, but can he log this as PIC?

Vor 30 Minuten
Justin Miller
Justin Miller

Oh man, when he starts doing call signs perfectly, you know he's bringing it in smooth.

Vor 36 Minuten
Patricia Newton
Patricia Newton

Thank God , the man, the air traffic controller/former flight instructor, his wife and family who remained in control of their emotions which must have been running on pure adrenaline that they made it down safely. My condolences to the family of the pilot who passed away.

Vor 2 Stunden
Bob Klarquist
Bob Klarquist

Wow!

Vor 3 Stunden
Colm Coyle
Colm Coyle

“It’s ain’t over till it over friend” - doug

Vor 3 Stunden
Steve k
Steve k

That 40mins went by seriously fast I was rivetid some very cool people balls of steel comes to mind.RIP the pilot

Vor 4 Stunden
Vmancanada1
Vmancanada1

Everything will be alright baby daddy has taken over the plane....But momma we's hillbillies, we all gonna die.....No boy a country boy will survive. Damn I cried, wow just wow....V

Vor 4 Stunden
sparky nuts
sparky nuts

Doug should run for office. calm and cool headed

Vor 5 Stunden
sparky nuts
sparky nuts

anybody else thinking "I could handle that"

Vor 5 Stunden
Hannah Vincent
Hannah Vincent

Imagine if he hadn't chosen to ride shotgun!

Vor 5 Stunden
Alan S Tan
Alan S Tan

Call sign not the same on the plane.

Vor 7 Stunden
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

Thanks for noticing.

Vor 5 Stunden
Bass Fishing with the Antichrist
Bass Fishing with the Antichrist

Where's the videos where the guy doesn't know how to fly?

Vor 7 Stunden
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

Those end in a huge fireball with lots of black smoke.

Vor 5 Stunden
Noel O'Gorman
Noel O'Gorman

wow

Vor 8 Stunden
Nicky Farrell
Nicky Farrell

Whew! So riveting. Touched me when his voice broke at the end.

Vor 8 Stunden
Gregg D
Gregg D

He is a hero.....period.

Vor 10 Stunden
Beren c
Beren c

The only thing that I can think of that would have taken the pilot out so fast is a pulmonary embolism, you can't even blink and you're death from that .

Vor 10 Stunden
Beren c
Beren c

@FS MaNiA I'm sure there was autopsy preformed but in ether case what ever happened , it was an instantaneous ' widow maker' . 😞

Vor 10 Minuten
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Heart beats over 200 bpm renders it useless as a pump. Electrical issue that needs defibrillation at minimum to correct.

Vor 5 Stunden
Vintage Electronics
Vintage Electronics

funny the plane shown is a GERMAN plane. So what flight simulator was used ?

Vor 11 Stunden
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

FSX 2006 vintage with a Carenado King Air B200 add on. Closest livery I could find at the time.

Vor 5 Stunden
Kris HEALTHCARE: AI
Kris HEALTHCARE: AI

How did the pilot die?

Vor 11 Stunden
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Vor 5 Stunden
Rocky
Rocky

I'll never get on a plane again with a single pilot. Perfect commercial for promoting adult diapers. Incredible.

Vor 13 Stunden
Paula Ousley
Paula Ousley

You are a blessing to everyone on that plane, the courage and calmness you shown is amazing. Thank God for you, you are surely a hero.

Vor 15 Stunden
AthlonzTwentyTwenty
AthlonzTwentyTwenty

-"I'm decending at 1000 feet per second" -"That's fantastic."

Vor 15 Stunden
Judy Norton
Judy Norton

Brought tears to my eyes when you touched down.

Vor 15 Stunden
Maurder
Maurder

Amazing story I would give it a shot but would have no idea what I was doing! He was cool as a cat the way he handled that “in a second” tragedy with his whole family on board! Then learning to fly commercially and assisting all those emergency efforts....this man is the real deal! Someone to look up to for inspiration no doubt!

Vor 18 Stunden
Apache FPV
Apache FPV

"Me and the good lord hand flying this niner delta whiskey" WHAT A STUD

Vor 20 Stunden
Patty Walpole
Patty Walpole

What a HERO..

Vor 20 Stunden
Timothy Sysko
Timothy Sysko

Screw Alpha Kilo for not switching frequencies

Vor 22 Stunden
Scott Smith
Scott Smith

That was emotional for me... and hearing him being emotional didn’t help. The relief in his voice was so beautiful to hear. What a miracle wow.... just a beautiful story. Bless everyone involved 🙏

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Jess Kerr
Jess Kerr

Good Job....ive jumped outta 272 airplanes never landed ever...u got my Heart for Real i aint shiat

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fly med
fly med

1. He had lots of fuel. He could have practiced some over the ocean. 2. Why not scramble fighters to escort him? 3. Worse case, he could ditch in the water and have coast guard pick him up. 4. Why get on the taxiway? Just stop on the runway and go from there. 5. Music played while he was landing was distracting to the video.

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FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

He made a near perfect landing and all you can do is criticize?!? Good grief. Ditching in the water is a dumb idea when you aren’t a seaplane and there’s a 12,000 foot runway available which is long enough to land a space shuttle.

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Motivation with Margaret
Motivation with Margaret

AMAZING!!! Me and the GOOD LORD flying this 'Niner Delta Whisky".......With God ALL THINGS are POSSIBLE. God bless this passenger and his family. May the deceased pilot RIP! Faith in God is needed...EVERY TIME you enter into an aircraft...because anything can happen. Putting his FAITH and TRUST in God, helped him land this aircraft safely. To God Be the Glory!!!

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Ching Chong
Ching Chong

Wait so he bought the plane?

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FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

Doug owned an equipment leasing company that purchased the King Air at an auction. At the time of this incident the King Air was on lease to an Air Charter company.

Vor 5 Stunden
sachorna brissett
sachorna brissett

wow I cried as if I was in the plane as well. Good job you sir and the air controller.

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azwethinkweiz
azwethinkweiz

Wow, great story

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Cowboy Geologist
Cowboy Geologist

Great job.

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Paul Knowles
Paul Knowles

Whst an awesome job, IL shake your hand in heaven,, didn't know it was possible very good and calm Comunications 🥃🥃🥃a drink for both of you and the deceased piolet., t. King Air needs to hire you. 👍🍍🍍🍎🍉🍉🍉👏👏And one for me🥃🥃🥃✈️✈️✈️✈️🛩️✈️✈️

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57whizzer
57whizzer

@Paul Knowles He got to meet his controllers the next year at their annual convention. Video produced by the same guy as this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq1b2ZfDYDg&t=8s

Vor 2 Stunden
Paul Knowles
Paul Knowles

Had too watch this again. Great job Capitan. ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️👀👀🍍

Vor 8 Stunden
shawn douglass
shawn douglass

This was Awesome IMO 😊

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TheCubanchica250
TheCubanchica250

when he landed you can hear the quiver in his voice, he must have been overwhelmed with emotions.

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Jacob Simonsen
Jacob Simonsen

Being a King Air 200 pilot, this video makes me extremely anxious. Wish I wash there to help. At least in the tower.

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57whizzer
57whizzer

He was very very appreciative of the fact that a controller on the ground at Ft Myers called his King Air pilot friend in CT on a cell phone and they communicated back and forth for a half hour. Amazing how these controllers think on their feet. Watch Doug give credit to the KA pilot at the air traffic controllers convention the next year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq1b2ZfDYDg&t=8s

Vor 2 Stunden
Stefanie Lozinski
Stefanie Lozinski

Incredible hidden gem of a video and story. Incredible work.

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G Holcombe
G Holcombe

The idiot pilot who obliviously kept interrupting should have been taken out behind a hangar and flogged when he eventually landed. Good God--he could have gotten these guys killed.

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57whizzer
57whizzer

445AK

Vor 2 Stunden
William Wintemberg
William Wintemberg

This guy displayed iron courage and nerve. I would have fell apart!

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Gareth Hickling
Gareth Hickling

Awesome story and video edit!

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Ralph F
Ralph F

God bless them all.

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TheMonkeyboykev
TheMonkeyboykev

Very good watch. Didn’t expect to watch whole thing, but I just couldn’t turn it off

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Kris Heerema
Kris Heerema

I cried at the end! Everyone keeping a level head and speaking to one another in confidence saved them all. AWESOME!!!

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servicenot
servicenot

Once started, I was not able to stop watching. Doug's voice is a dead ringer for Wilford Brimley (RIP)

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Timo
Timo

20:45 couldn't have written a better plot twist 40:48 you can hear emotion in his voice I was sitting on the edge of my chair the whole 40 minutes.

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Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin

Imagine if the passenger pilot had not even flown a Paper Plane.

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Nicholas Duckney
Nicholas Duckney

I can fly a hang glider, not sure I could do that.

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Fasold
Fasold

I suppose, the King Air did not have a German registration?

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FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

No. N559DW is USA. The closest model available at the time was this one by Carenado. The panel is a close representation of 9DW B200 but the livery tail number does not match. If I Harv known this video was going to have millions of views I would have figured out how to change the Carenado standard livery into a closer match. I don’t think it’s a huge distraction from the heart of the story.

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Sal Balakrishnan
Sal Balakrishnan

2300 viewers didn't want him to make it? Pathetic.

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I D
I D

Every time I watch this I cry like a banshee....I watch this when Im scared and I need confidence. Were landing your plane too Daddy, love you. WhiskeyYankeeVictor.

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Steve
Steve

He’s a stud.

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lora 1111
lora 1111

The first lady taking to him was awesome. The second one was confusing. So scarey!! God is a awesome God!! 🙏🤗🇺🇸

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Giorgo De Groof
Giorgo De Groof

Who are those 2.3K assholes that gave this a thumbs down??

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FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

I think you answered your own question 😎

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Danny Gayler
Danny Gayler

Thanks and Praise to God the Father , God the Son & God the Holy Spirit , and May the deceased soul R I P , Amen !

Vor Tag
TheUncannyGirl
TheUncannyGirl

Did not think all 40 something minutes of essentially a flight simulation and radio recordings would be this captivating. Amazing story overall, together with the ending. Thank you!

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Mark L
Mark L

Didn't this happen in "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad, world"? Have to check it later, when I have 45 min.

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FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

True story 100% .. definitely stranger than fiction.

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Teacher Lynne
Teacher Lynne

Wow. He sounded calm. I was scared thinking how I would have reacted. What a commendable performance he gave. Thank the Lord for a fine man in Mr. White.

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Stephen Morris
Stephen Morris

"Doug went on to log 1,000 hours as Pilot in Command as "Niner Delta Whiskey" after he logged his first hour on Easter Sunday" This was a sad, yet awesome story! Some of Dougs responses literally made me laugh out loud! ATC: "Sir do you have Auto-Pilot on?" Doug: "Me and the good lords hand are flying this!" Lmao! Awesome job Doug!!! RIP Colonel Cabuk the pilot who died! Thank you for your service! ; ; ***MUST WATCH FULL VIDEO!!!***

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Molly McCullagh
Molly McCullagh

The stress in pilot's voice on approach is killing me. That was extraordinary. I don't care if that pilot is probably a Republican. I owe him a beer and a BRILLIANT JOB. THAT is a major statement from me. As a pretty poor thanks, but aĺl I got... To the uploaders, If you haven't read the true story of Ozzie's Joe Herman and John Vivash, WW2, and the heartbreaking story of American David Kingsley, WW2, who should be treasured and far better known, have a look. I'm taking for granted you know of Charlie Brown and Franz Stiegler If you know these stories, let me know. Have many. I can give you some more. Decades of WW2 Air Force research.

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Molly McCullagh
Molly McCullagh

This pilot is SO COOL! Slow it down a little bit would have me screaming WTF IS A LITTLE BIT!!! I need something for my nerves!

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Molly McCullagh
Molly McCullagh

If I hear "I'll have that info/answer for you in a moment, sir," once more, I will sweaŕ indelicately. At that risk, I am imagining he'll get birthday/wedding anniversary sex for the rest of his life...

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Molly McCullagh
Molly McCullagh

When he asked, "How many souls on board," I nearly gulp sobbed.

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TomBrooklyn
TomBrooklyn

This report demonstrates how the human brain can partially shut down under stress. In places, you can hear how White didn't understand simply concepts. Remaining calm in potentially dangerous situations can save your life and the lives of those counting on you.

Vor 2 Tage
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

Adrenaline rush gave Doug a laser focus on the complex task in front of him. Doug said his focus was so intense a bomb could have gone off and he would not have heard it.

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TerryLee Schiller
TerryLee Schiller

REMARKABLE !!!! Pilot Passed in The Air... the Passenger Stayed Calm.. ALL THE HELP HE GOT Saved FIVE SOULS !!! Air Traffic Control was OUTSTANDING !! Thank YOU God 🕊️

Vor 2 Tage
Will Bo
Will Bo

I’m from Fort Myers, play flight sims, fly the King Air 350i in sim, fly sims for exactly this reason. 1000 thumbs up.

Vor 2 Tage
kirbygene
kirbygene

"When I touch down-- if I ever touch down-- do I kill the throttle or what?" 36:38

Vor 2 Tage
Alex T.
Alex T.

This guy has the ultimate CB radio voice, I want him to say we have a convoy.

Vor 2 Tage
Lyndsey Kirkham
Lyndsey Kirkham

But oh if I could keep this pilot off the controls ....that was disrespectful big time but otherwise he did great

Vor 2 Tage
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

I’m sure he did not intend any disrespect. In that low and slow phase of the approach the pilot was slumped towards the yoke. The last thing you need when you’re trying to land is something pushing on the yoke. Fortunately the shoulder harness held the deceased pilot upright enough to avoid disaster.

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Murad Mohammed
Murad Mohammed

Amazing just amazing. What a pilot. Great ATC help. Very happy at the outcome.

Vor 2 Tage
bigegg7170
bigegg7170

why is stuff like this not shown on tv instead of all the celebrity crap we are force fed.

Vor 2 Tage
57whizzer
57whizzer

Stay tuned. Rumor has it that a full length movie is in the works for right after the first of the year. MGM

Vor 2 Stunden
Cement Mason
Cement Mason

It pushes no agenda and creates no conflict aka money that’s why.

Vor 4 Stunden
merthur88
merthur88

good point

Vor 4 Stunden
Paul Knowles
Paul Knowles

Agree👍✈️🥃🍉

Vor 9 Stunden
Carbonosity
Carbonosity

The end made me tear up.

Vor 2 Tage
Rhonda Sheldon
Rhonda Sheldon

I cannot help it but I am so impressed that his wife moved the poor deceased pilot’s body out of the seat. God bless each and every soul on that flight.🇨🇦🙏🏻❤️

Vor 2 Tage
Humgin1234
Humgin1234

The MULTIPLE INTERRUPTIONS makes me question how any one who has ever flown is alive CHEEZENRICE THAT WAS ANXIETY PRODUCING

Vor 2 Tage
Viking Ghost 117
Viking Ghost 117

Note to self... learn to fly all airplanes.

Vor 2 Tage
Humgin1234
Humgin1234

One of the most intense videos stories I’ve seen WOW HOLICARP insanely insane

Vor 2 Tage
Nathan Lau
Nathan Lau

"We're down, Buddy, thank you." That was for Col. Joe, looking over Doug and helping get them all back on the ground safely.

Vor 2 Tage
Shawn Green
Shawn Green

Lisa G. saved those peoples lives.... :) A living hero along with dad...

Vor 2 Tage
mark design
mark design

And who the hell are those 2,3K dislikes on this brave flight!!!! Doug White deserves a purple heart!

Vor 2 Tage
Paulo Lodicora
Paulo Lodicora

Super!

Vor 2 Tage
Chris Greene
Chris Greene

Lmao Doug seems like a hilarious guy. Wouldn’t mind a few pints with the man!

Vor 2 Tage
MrBeans
MrBeans

These are nice planes to work on.

Vor 2 Tage
April Fisher
April Fisher

Yay !Doug W. !!!!! Bad A. !!!!

Vor 2 Tage
41 Hi Jinx
41 Hi Jinx

Right up there with Captain Sully!

Vor 2 Tage
41 Hi Jinx
41 Hi Jinx

Very fortunate that there was no weather do deal with!

Vor 2 Tage
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

When ATC turned Doug to the West (270) he flew over the Gulf of Mexico. The blue water and blue sky with haze blended into one blue mass. Doug lost reference to the horizon which is why he struggled a bit turning the King Air towards a Southwest heading. He basically had to rely mostly on instruments for that portion of the flight. Fortunately he got everything headed in the right direction. Cheers, Tim

Vor 2 Tage
Ko Nine
Ko Nine

"you have any questions about what youre doing right now? " i hear that a lot of times a day at work. xDDDD

Vor 2 Tage
Princess Melanie
Princess Melanie

When he said “it’s just me and the good Lord flying this plane.” You KNOW he’s scared shitless for him and his family.

Vor 2 Tage
Pat Heddles
Pat Heddles

Extremely well-made video, thank you. And yeah, gotta respect how well everyone handled the emergency.

Vor 2 Tage
Gail Pippin
Gail Pippin

My mouth was dry until thet stopped safely. What a guy!

Vor 2 Tage
David Dempsey
David Dempsey

True sense of "you do what you can do until you can't". Not easy to take over unfamiliar controls in a crisis, knowing how important details are to keep the plane flying. Hat's off to the ATC and instructors. One surprising thing - that there isn't a way to patch phone into A/G comms. I was a radio tech at an international airport years ago.

Vor 2 Tage
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

ATC says there isn’t standard procedure for patching in land lines into VHF radio coms. It seems plausible the person directing the aircraft needs eyes on the scope to be situational aware of the aircraft’s flight path. Some one on a landline would not have all the vitals so ATC would still need to be in complete control.

Vor 2 Tage
OBAMFSpike
OBAMFSpike

This is riveting. I’ve put myself in his shoes and his resolve is sound and true.

Vor 2 Tage
OBAMFSpike
OBAMFSpike

Way to honor life and family in a bleak situation. Wow.

Vor 2 Tage
Netbase2000
Netbase2000

He was very lucky that someone who knows how to fly the airplane was there so fast. The plane would've gone in a stall soon

Vor 2 Tage
57whizzer
57whizzer

controllers are Great at thinking out of the box and on their feet. Like "get on a cell phone and call your buddy who is a KA pilot in CT" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq1b2ZfDYDg&t=8s

Vor Stunde
jhet dizon
jhet dizon

Thank God for keeping them safe and everyone calm and collected!

Vor 2 Tage
moottzzy
moottzzy

These people's "CALM" makes me look like a total psycho. I get flustered and curse up a storm when I'm can't open a jar of peanuts! 🤪

Vor 3 Tage
ಠ_ಠ
ಠ_ಠ

Yeah I also overreact to small annoying things in daily life, but when ever its about life or death I suddenly become calm, like I go into this survival mode. I think that is pretty common for many people actually.

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Leilani Donaldson
Leilani Donaldson

I love his confidence and accent!! I'm from Alabama. He was so calm!!! And his family....remarkable!!

Vor 3 Tage
Fx_Playz
Fx_Playz

great vid thank you. Watched every second. From England

Vor 3 Tage
FS MaNiA
FS MaNiA

You’re welcome and cheers from across the pond, US East Coast!

Vor 3 Tage
Alisha Alisha Biljon
Alisha Alisha Biljon

Wow that was breathtaking what a brave man

Vor 3 Tage

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