Video: Pilot Dies, Passenger Lands King Air Turbo Prop

This is probably the single most captivating video I have ever seen of an unexpected incident aboard an airplane.

In this case, the pilot of a chartered King Air Turbo Prop dies shortly after takeoff. Onboard was passenger Doug White, who had roughly 230 hours of flight time in a Cessna 172s but no experience with the significantly more complex King Air plane.

The video re-creates the flight using a flight simulator and published radar tracks and other details of the actual flight. Audio recordings of the communications between White and air traffic control are played to give a riveting presentation of the entire ordeal.

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