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  • The Cessna 172 light aircraft that a passenger with no flying experience landed safely at Humberside Airport near Grimsby, England, after the pilot was taken ill on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, is pictured on Thursday. The man landed the plane in the dark without lights with the aid of ground instructors. The pilot later was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/ Richard McCarthy, Press Association)

    Passenger left to land small plane after pilot takes ill

    Talk about being in the right place at the right time. When a pilot of a Cessna 172 took ill while flying over England, his only passenger took over and landed the plane — something he had never done before, The Associated Press said.

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