LUCKY

Passenger Lands Own Plane

Talk about working under pressure. Doug White, a man with only modest experience flying, had to take the reigns of a twin-engine King Air plane after its pilot suddenly died. With the guidance of air traffic controllers, White managed to land the plane in Florida, which was also carrying his family. White has a pilot license, but had only recently begun flying after an 18-year hiatus. In fact, White's experience was limited to only 150 hours flying a comparatively tiny single engine Cessna. The unlikely hero told his family to pray, and then entered the zone, or as he described it, "A focused fear."