Passenger Lands Plane After Pilot Suffers Medical Emergency

April 10, 2024

After a 61-year-old pilot passed out at the controls, a passenger landed the plane. The pilot was Duke University Professor Joseph Izatt who was a pioneer in Duke’s biomedical engineering department. He apparently suffered a fatal massive heart attack while flying the plane. Thankfully, the flight instructor took over the controls and landed the plane safely in North Carolina. Inside Edition’s Jim Moret has more.

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