Passenger Crash-Lands Plane at Martha’s Vineyard After Pilot Emergency

From a Washington Post story by Timothy Bella headlined “Passenger crash-lands plane at Martha’s Vineyard after pilot emergency”:

A Connecticut woman took over the controls of a small airplane after the pilot had a medical emergency, with both of them surviving after she crash-landed at Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

Upon final approach on a flight from Westchester, N.Y., the 79-year-old male pilot was incapacitated by a medical condition onboard the 2006 Piper Meridian Turbo Prop, a six-seat plane, according to the Massachusetts State Police. That’s when the only passenger onboard, a 68-year-old woman, scrambled into action in an attempt to land the plane in West Tisbury, Mass.