(CNN) – “I have no idea how to fly a plane.”
The driver in his single -engine Cessna 208 “was not gone,” the driver told pilots on Tuesday, according to a voice from LiveATC.net.
He said it was a “serious situation.”
Air Traffic Controller Robert Morgan, a flight instructor, was on vacation when the phone call came from the plane, en route from the Bahamas.
“I said, ‘Son.’
Morgan learned that the pilot in line did not fly the plane – but he was surrounded by the plane and saw other planes flying.
“She’s calm,” Morgan said. “He said, ‘I don’t know how to fly. I don’t know how to stop this if I get in the way.'”
Morgan did not fly this Cessna model. He took a picture of the arrangement of the instrument and began to guide his new student through each level.
Pilot Robert Morgan, left, helped Darren Harrison, right, secure the plane after the crash.
Thanks to Robert Morgan
“Try to hold the wing level and see if you can start coming down for me. Press forward on the controls and go down as slow as possible,” the pilot could be heard telling. measuring the pilot in LiveATC audio.
“Try to follow the beach to the right or left. We’re trying to find you.”
Morgan decided to fly the plane to the area’s largest airport, helping those who diverted the pilot to park his plane at 8 miles from Palm Beach International, ”he said. to have a very important goal to direct. “
They got the Cessna to touch down the runway, images obtained by CNN group WPBF show – something that takes about 20 hours to learn with basic flying instruction.
The landing was rated 10-out-of-10, in Morgan’s opinion.
“I felt like I was crying at the time, because there was a lot of adrenaline built up,” Morgan said. “I was really happy doing it and no one was hurt.”
To the surprise of the other pilots, while another pilot was making waves at the opening, other voices captured by LiveATC.net were revealed.
“You only saw two passengers on that plane,” the flight attendant may have heard telling an American Airlines pilot waiting to fly to Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Did you say the passengers boarded the plane?” asked the American Airlines airline. “Oh, my God. It’s a lot of work,” he said.
The whereabouts of the former Cessna driver, who has “health problems,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement were not immediately known.
After the Cessna landed, Morgan met his new student, gave him a big hug and said thank you.
“It was a thoughtful time. He said he just wanted to go home to his pregnant wife,” Morgan said. “And that’s even better.”
“In my eyes, he’s the hero,” Morgan said. “I’m just doing my job.”
CNN’s Aaron Cooper, Ross Levitt, Laura James gave the show.