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Did a Passenger Help Land a 757?

Remember that Continental Airlines flight that had an emergency landing after its pilot died in the cockpit?  According to this article, a passenger (who flies Cessnas) helped to land the plane.  Well, "helped" is probably going a bit far.  He sat in the cockpit and helped with the radio and checklists.  The best part, though, is that the co-pilot who was landing the plane had gotten on the PA and asked if there was a pilot on board.  Which sounds like a scene from Airplane, but actually happened.  Oddly, nobody freaked. 

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  1. According to a passager that was on the flight that I personally know and spoke with yesterday, that is exactly what happend!

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