May 17, 2022 | Maria Pasquini | People Magazine

Pilot Has ‘Miraculous’ Recovery After Health Emergency Led to Passenger Landing Plane: ‘Truly Amazing’

The pilot who became unconscious during a flight in Florida last week, leading to a miraculous landing from a passenger with no flying experience, has been released from the hospital after undergoing surgery for a tear in his aorta, Today reported. Dr. Nishant Patel — a cardiothoracic surgeon who treated the pilot, who has not been publicly identified — told Today the man had experienced an aortic dissection. Read the People Magazine article featuring Dr. Patel here –

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