Pilot guides flight instructor through emergency landing onto Florida highway

Pilot Marcus Summa heard a nearby small aircraft in distress over the radio and helped guide flight instructor Richard Lee to land the plane safely in a grassy median after the engine failed.
2:32 | 06/16/21

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We have an ABC news exclusive the hero pilot who guided a flight instructor through an emergency landing on a Florida highway. Now speaking about that frightening moment transportation correspondent. Jill would be the big cats had much more hunt all of the system somehow steal the morning. There really is Robin good morning to you yet and just a moment here you're gonna hear that hero pilot give guidance and reassurance over the radio. But overnight he told us that at times. He was incredibly nerves. This morning a pilot and passenger who made an emergency landing next to a south Florida highway. Have another pilot to thank for likely saving their lives. I get hit a record audiences. The only engine on this Cessna aircraft failed mid flight Friday. Flight instructor Richard Lee and his student tried calling air traffic control. But couldn't get through but another pilot also flight instructor happen to be flying nearby hearing and seeing it all list. I'm very proud apple here. You're looking good Zetterberg would get I think you're going to be brought. I can hear hear distress in his voice. You know I asked if it was okay see it if he landed on the freeway. Ali yeah whatever whatever you gotta do. Markets Duma who was flying with his own student at the time. Says that higher weight quickly became the other pilots only choice for an emergency land. But that the cars. Take it up after that normally are completely out help for quake occurred about becoming harder and but it sounded out about. Now that built he had dropped. He parked cars from there look at their watch bedrock. The plane landing safely in a grassy median without hitting any callers. They came down and got a little close to a truck and my heart kind of drop a little bit when that happened. But he has analysts say down I think he did a really good job on Guinea in between the traffic there it's on an easy thing to do. Yeah I don't doubt it out of there without power on the highway along the highways. I can Atlantic but I'll buy every year okay. For its enrollment and its pilots who knows they'll things you know I'm still backed by that comment. That's what we're talking near they have us about. Such tense moments in the air right there now the good news this thankfully nobody was hurt here. And the FAA tells us it will investigate. Koch thank you GS so much for so Smart for the pilot to think it ahead of the importance of the cars can see you right. Being able to react there was a few lessons learned there and so certainly.

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