A pilot with little flying experience had to make a forced landing On a highway in United StateAfter the plane’s engine malfunctions. Maneuvering in Swain County, North Carolina, It was successful and left no injuries.
Vincent Fraser, 31, was walking with his father-in-law when the plane’s engine began losing power to a standstill as it flew over a national park. “That’s when I realized there was something serious,” the pilot told the American newspaper. Washington Mail.
It was 5,500 feet above sea level, high above mountains and forests. But Fraser, who only has 100 hours of flying experience, managed not to panic. Go through the emergency menu and restart the engine which did not resume to full power.
Fraser said they needed to find a place to land. The father-in-law laughed in disbelief and thought it was a joke. In less than two and a half minutes, and despite the fear, the plane was successfully moved to the asphalt without injuring anyone.
The flight took place on July 3. The entire procedure was recorded and posted on social media. In the video, it is possible to see the plane flying over the cars and also passing it near the high voltage wires before coming to a complete stop. Later, Fraser learned that fuel from one of the wings had stopped flowing into the engine, causing a failure.
“What an excellent injury-free job,” said Curtis Cochran, Swain County Sheriff’s Office. “There were a lot of things that could have been disastrous but they weren’t.”
Fraser, who wants to become a commercial pilot, previously worked as a flight attendant and obtained a private pilot license in October. Soon, he bought the plane that landed on the road.
“Music fanatic. Professional problem solver. Reader. Award-winning tv ninja.”