Teenage pilot makes emergency landing in California’s Cajon Pass

Teenage pilot makes emergency landing in California’s Cajon Pass

A teenage pilot saved his life and the lives of three passengers when he made an emergency touchdown onto Route 66 in California Monday morning after his small airplane misplaced energy.

Brock Peters, 18, was flying a single-engine airplane with relations onboard when he mentioned he heard a pop from the engine whereas flying above Cajon Cross simply earlier than 10 a.m., KTLA reported.

Peters was hovering over the go between two giant mountain ranges — the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains — when he realized he had no different alternative however to land, he informed Inland Information.

“At that time I didn’t have any area or time to get to another airports and this was my solely possibility, my solely shot to get it down,” Peters informed the outlet.

He started the descent, maneuvered the plane below energy traces and safely touched down on Cajon Boulevard close to Matthews Ranch Highway, in accordance with VVNG.

Peters landed the airplane with out inflicting any injury to the plane.

He and three relations — who he was flying to Riverside Municipal airport for breakfast — onboard the airplane had been unhurt.

{The teenager} mentioned he was in a position to maintain his thoughts comfy as a substitute of panicking, which helped him full the touchdown with out problem.

“Simply received to remain calm, keep in mind my coaching and simply put the airplane down and ensure everyone seems to be protected,” he mentioned.

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