The pilot of a light plane who fell ill - forcing his passenger to land it despite having no flying experience - has died.
The brave passenger managed to safely land the plane last night at Humberside Airport in North Lincolnshire with the help of two instructors.
The light aircraft, thought to be a Cessna, took off at 6.30pm, but moments later the pilot declared an emergency before falling unconscious, with one man on board.
Shaken up, the passenger seized the controls and, after several passes over the airport, landed an hour later while air traffic control talked him down by radio from the tower.
Roy Murray, one of two flight instructors who guided him through the landing, said the man had no flying experience and did a “remarkable job”.
Mr Murray, who works at a flying school at the airport, said: “He made quite a good landing actually.
The pair took off from Sandtoft Airfield, East Yorkshire, when the alarm was raised and airport staff stepped into action.
Mr Murray said he tried to keep the man calm.
He said: “The last thing you want to do is panic... then all sorts can happen.”
He said there were cheers in the airport control room as the plane landed safely on its fourth attempt.