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Flight Attendant Helps Land Plane

'Where are the brakes?' she asks pilot

(Newser) - A flight attendant who stepped in for a sick co-pilot helped land a 225-passenger American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Chicago yesterday. Granted, it was not an "ordinary workday," but Patti DeLuna, 61, played down the heroics of her feat. "I was just trying to be... More »

Flight 1549 Co-Captain: 'I'm Just an Airline Pilot'

Copilot reports Obama is a 'very, very nice guy'

(Newser) - He helped saved 155 people with the successful water landing of US Airways Flight 1549, but co-pilot Jeff Skiles says he was only doing his job. "I'm just an airline pilot, and that's what we do,” Skiles told the New York Post. "We weren't doing anything any... More »

Stewardess Helps Land Flight After Co-Pilot Cracks

Licensed pilot jumps in on London-bound plane after man suffers breakdown

(Newser) - After an Air Canada captain had his co-pilot handcuffed and dragged from his seat during a January flight, a female flight attendant helped steer the London-bound passenger jet to safety in Ireland, the Guardian reports. The original co-pilot was “quite harried” when he entered the cockpit, a report released... More »

Co-Pilot Cuffed in Midair After Breakdown

Toronto-London flight makes emergency landing in Ireland

(Newser) - An Air Canada flight from Toronto to London had to make an emergency landing Monday in Ireland after the co-pilot suffered a mental breakdown in midair, the Telegraph reports. The pilot started screaming God's name while at the controls of the Boeing 767; crew members removed him from the cockpit,... More »

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