Pilot blinded by stroke is guided safely to ground
By JENNIFER QUINN, Associated Press Writer Jennifer Quinn, Associated Press Writer
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LONDON Ã¢â‚¬â€œ A British pilot who was suddenly blinded by a stroke during a solo flight was talked safely down by a military pilot, the Royal Air Force said Friday.
Jim O'Neill asked for help after he was went blind 40 minutes into a flight from Scotland to southeastern England last week. The BBC reported that O'Neill, flying a small Cessna aircraft, lost his sight 5,500 feet in the air.
"It was terrifying," O'Neill said. "Suddenly, I couldn't see the dials in front of me."
Simply amazing that the other pilot was around.