Humberside Mayday

Thursday, October 10, 2013
By George Hatcher

When his pilot became incapacitated, John Wildey asked for help and was talked thorough landing by flight instructor Roy Murray, chief instructor of the Frank Morgan School of Flying.

The unconscious pilot later died. Wildey was the only other person aboard.

After three go-arounds, John Wildey made it safely in the Cessna F172M to the Humberside Airport runway on the fourth try with instruction on the radio and an RAF helicopter escort. Wildey landed the Cessna 172 at Humberside airport near Grimsby, north Lincolnshire on the evening of Oct 8, 2013 without lights. Emergency services were on standby throughout the hard landing.

Registration:G-BCYR
Manufacturer:REIMS AVIATION SA
Type:CESSNA F172M
Serial No.:1288
Registered Owner(s):GRAHAM FOX
THORPE CROFT
LONDONDERRY
NORTHALLERTON
DL7 9NE

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