Air passenger takes over controls of Cessna 150 in flight

Jan. 25, 2014 at 2:50 PM

FORBES, Australia, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A passenger on a Cessna 150 was forced to take the controls after the pilot blacked out, officials in Australia said.

The unidentified passenger took the helm about 1 p.m. Saturday over Forbes, Australia, after the pilot passed out, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Air controllers offered instructions on how to dump fuel in anticipation of an emergency landing, the Australian Transportation Safety Bureau said.

The pilot eventually came to and landed the aircraft without incident.

Paramedics took the pilot to a nearby hospital for treatment. He was listed in stable condition.

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