+1#1 Top Rated PostNov 21st, 2012
- Co-pilot struck down with migraine on flight from Newark to Frankfurt
- Passenger reveals he is fully qualified to help captain land Lufthansa jet
- Captain traveling on the plane 'works for North American Airlines'
- Plane diverts to Dublin Airport, where accident investigation is under way
When someone falls ill in a public place, the wishful cry of help would traditionally be 'Is there a doctor in the house?!'
But when the co-pilot of a Boeing 747 was struck down with a severe migraine mid-air on Monday, the crew held out no hope there might be a 'pilot on the plane'.
Fortunately, their prayers were answered as one of the passengers, who works for North American Airlines, got up to reveal he was fully qualified to fly a jumbo jet.
Passenger steps in to land 747 after pilot falls ill... as he happens to be off-duty pilot | Mail Online