Pilot saved while trying to make an emergency landing

Veteran pilot Cathy Lewan was flying a small plane when her throttle broke.
1:19 | 03/15/17

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Finally tonight here, America strong. The pilot trying to make an emergency landing, and the calm voice that guided her through it. Here's ABC's David Kerley. Reporter: Veteran pilot met mason Brad dock on the radio. The throttle on her small plane, throttle damaged and stuck, basically no way to slow down above Atlanta's Hartsfield airport, the country's busiest, and then help. I could hear that she was very distressed. All we're gonna do different is just cut power right before we touch down. It's gonna be fine. Would you call my husband for me? When you are faced with death. In a moment, you don't know how it feels. And if you could ask him to put a prayer chain out to my church. You think about the people you love, and it's still hard to think about it. You don't want to lose them. Reporter: Cathy approached, killed the engine, and still thankful a year later. With mason now set to be honored. Attitude of gratitude, it spills out of my heart. You're main. Reporter: David Kerley, ABC news, Washington. We applaud him as well. Thank you for watching. I'm David Muir. Hope to see you tomorrow. Good night.

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