Layover Episode: Darren Harrison: the Passenger Who Landed a Plane

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Exclusive for Podcrashers:

On May 10, 2022, while passenger Darren Harrison relaxed onboard a single engine Cessna, his worst nightmare came true: the pilot became unconscious and unable to fly. On this exclusive Patreon-only layover episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, we explore what happened next, which was a master class in calmness, communication, and collaboration as Darren worked with air traffic controllers to try and achieve the unthinkable.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn

The Cessna 208 Caravan after landing at Palm Beach International Airport

Darren Harrison. Source: People Magazine

Darren Harrison with controller and pilot Bobby Morgan. Source: The NY Post