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Flying Blind

Harrowing story from The Independent: Jim O'Neill was flying his personal aircraft solo when he suffered a stroke that left him blind in one eye and with severely limited vision in the other. O'Neill was unable to follow instructions from an air traffic controller to the nearest airstrip, the Royal Air Force, which overheard the exchange on the airwaves, sent an aircraft to fly alongside him and shepherd him to a landing, via the radio. After seven tries, O'Neill landed the plane. He is expected to recover at least some of his vision when his brain's swelling recedes.