VIDEO: Passenger lands plane at Humberside Airport after pilot falls ill
A passenger has been forced to land a plane at Humberside Airport because its pilot fell ill, according to reports.
A passenger, who was on board the light aircraft when the pilot became ill at the controls, took over and landed the plane.
It's thought the passenger was helped with instructions given by two flying instructors.
The condition of the pilot is not known.
A Humberside pilot is understood to have seen the landing while he moved his aircraft to make way.
Under the name 'Mike B', he posted on social media afterwards: "Just watched and listened to the most amazing brave passenger who landed at Humberside at night with a blacked out Cockpit and cross wind.
"The boy done well, never landed a plane before and sounded calm as a cucumber on the radio."
Humberside Police posted this, also on social media, after the incident: "Police and fire have been at humb airport tonight following a distress call from a pilot who became unable to fly while heading back to land.
"Thankfully the passenger landed the aircraft safely and without major incident. Condition of pilot is not known at this stage."
Roads around the airport were initially closed after the incident, but have now been re-opened.
It is understood flights are now landing again at the airport.