80-year-old Woman Lands Plane at Wisconsin Airport

By on Apr 4, 2012 in United States, World Comments

An 80-year-old woman lands a Cessna twin-engine plane at the Door County Cherryland airport in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on Monday evening, according tor reports by several international news sites on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Door County Cherryland Airport

Door County Cherryland airport
Image Credit: Lucas Crouch

Helen Collins, who had some flight training, was forced to take the small plane down on her own after her husband collapsed. She was able to safely take the plane down with the aid of another pilot who guided her.

Reports say that the plane was already low on fuel when the 80-year-old woman safely landed at the runway of a small northeastern Wisconsin facility.

Unfortunately, Collins husband John reportedly passed away when they reached the hospital.



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