How to Land a 737, As Explained by a Commercial Pilot [video]

It's every passenger's worst nightmare: The pilots are unconscious and there's no one else aboard the plane qualified to land it. That's when a Primer man takes a deep breath and stands up. Commercial airline pilot Tim Morgan walks us through a detailed simulator, including how to radio for help and what to expect from air traffic control.

While watching this video won't actually make that moment any easier, it's a fascinating look into how the process works. As Superman says: Statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel! Safe flying – or landing, I guess.

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