Teen pilot lands plane safely after losing wheel just after takeoff

Maggie Taraska, 17, was embarking on her first solo flight from Maine to Massachusetts.
1:20 | 09/11/18

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Transcript for Teen pilot lands plane safely after losing wheel just after takeoff
so she can keep up with all of her bfriends. Born tmove. Pilot emergency landing on her first cross-cou solo Ed mid-ht. Here's kayna Whitworth. Rorr: A terrifying deal. This planeosing wheel just after takeoff. Nd corols, 17-year-old maggietaraska. Are you a solo, ma'am? I'm a student yeah We're gng to get some people out to help you, okay? Okay. Reporter: Fear in her voice WHE she was embarki first solo cross-countryght frusetts to Maine. I W really scared at T. Just kind of felt my heart sink. And I alized, like, all E. Reporter:araska relying on Hering and her instrun the ground to land safely. Maggie, this is John. How aryou doing? I'm okay. Okay, you'ring a great job flying the airplane. Just tryo relax, a you always heard me say, goacko basics, so, we're going to work the basicsere as much as possle, okay? All right. Bys she the plane hefore skidding onto the grass. Bad thihappen allhe time and it can'ter you fr doing what you want to do or doing what eporter: David, that pilot walkedawayithout I and plans on get BP I air this week. Es to joinhe air force. E FAA is irstand de.david? Brave pilot. Kayna, thayou. Come ck, the major

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