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#269060 - 13th Nov 2008 6:00pm Blind Pilot Lands Safely!
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Not sure if anyone has seen this, but I just noticed it so thought it would be worth a post.

Originally Posted By: BBC News
A pilot who suddenly went blind while flying his plane at 5,500ft (1,676m) was guided in to land by an RAF plane.

A plane was scrambled from the RAF base at Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire to help stricken pilot Jim O'Neill, 65.

He was flying a two-seater Cessna aircraft from Glasgow Prestwick Airport to Colchester, Essex, when he suffered a stroke and lost his sight.

The RAF plane flew alongside Mr O'Neill and the pilot shepherded him to the base with instructions over the radio.

Mr O'Neill, who has 18 years' flying experience, was overhead at RAF Leeming in Northallerton when he encountered difficulty and sent a mayday alert last Friday.

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#269064 - 13th Nov 2008 6:08pm Re: Blind Pilot Lands Safely! [Re: MattLFC]
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#269071 - 13th Nov 2008 6:16pm Re: Blind Pilot Lands Safely! [Re: Mark]
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