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    Pilot with heart attack saves 3 in emergency landing

    BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) -- A pilot suffering a heart attack made an emergency landing on a highway, saving his three passengers shortly before he died, police said.

    Jack Francis, 61, president of Francis Trucking in Brigham City, Utah, had taken off from Jackpot, Nevada, and was headed home with his wife and another couple when he suffered a heart attack Sunday morning, Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Derek Jensen said.

    He landed the single-engine Cessna 185 on Utah 30 near Park Valley and was taken to Bear River Hospital in Tremonton, where he died, Jensen said.

    The plane went off the highway and hit a fence before coming to a stop, but the passengers were not injured.

    "He basically saved these other three peoples' lives by landing the plane on the highway," Jensen said.


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    Re: Pilot with heart attack saves 3 in emergency landing

    Poor guy...even though he had a bad heart, he showed that he really had a good heart! I hope that his wife takes solace in the fact that he cared enough about her and their friends to save their lives even as he was losing his.
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    Re: Pilot with heart attack saves 3 in emergency landing

    That is so sad!! What a great person to be able to save the life of the others even as he is dying!

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    Re: Pilot with heart attack saves 3 in emergency landing

    That's amazing. How he could possibly land the plane while going through that, I cannot imagine. How hard would it be to land a plane on a highway when you aren't having a heart attack?
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