80-Year-Old Woman Lands Plane in Emergency
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An 80-year-old woman in Wisconsin lands a twin-engine Cessna after her husband lost consciousness. The woman had never flown a plane before. (April 3)

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[Notes:WLUK-TV][Notes:Sturgeon Bay, Wis.]IT WAS AN EMERGENCY LANDING LIKE NO OTHER.OUTSIDE STURGEON BAY, WISCONSIN, THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT GOT WORD THE TWIN ENGINE CESSNA WAS HAVING PROBLEMS.THE PLANE'S PILOT ... AN 81-YEAR-OLD MAN ... HAD LOST CONSCIOUSNESS. HIS 80-YEAR-OLD WIFE WAS CALLING FOR HELP.SOON, WORD CAME THE PLANE NEEDED TO LAND ... IT WAS LOW ON FUEL. THE RIGHT ENGINE ... LOSING POWER.WITH SOME HELP FROM A SECOND PLANE ... THE WOMAN LANDED THE PLANE ... A WOMAN WITH NO FLYING EXPERIENCE.[Notes:Terry Vogel / Door County Sheriff]SOT: Very proud of her doing what she did under very difficult situation with her husband unconscious next to her. It took a lot to collect her thoughts and get that plane landed.THE WOMAN WENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH SLIGHT INJURIES. BUT HER HUSBAND ... DIED FROM A MEDICAL CONDITION WHICH CAUSED HIM TO BLACK OUT.LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: WLUK-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: USAGE OF THIS VIDEO MATERIAL IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 30 DAYS.----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): No Green Bay--------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: APTN-Hard Landing-WI