A passenger forced to land a plane at Humberside Airport after the pilot was taken ill has said he thought he was going to run into a wall.
A passenger who landed a plane after the pilot collapsed at the controls has said he was "terrified" as he "hadn't a clue how to get down".
The Government has announced an American firm will take over the running of Britain's search and rescue helicopters.
Medical tests are due to be carried out on the body of a pilot, who took ill at the controls of a plane over East Yorkshire, and sadly died. A passenger on board the plane was forced to land it at Humberside Airport last night.
Roy Murray helped the passenger land the plane from the ground.
It has been confirmed the pilot of a light aircraft who took ill at the controls of the plane over East Yorkshire last night, has died. His passenger, believed to be a student pilot, had to land the plane at Humberside Airport after taking instructions from experts on the ground.
It is reported via The Daily Mail website, that the pilot who took ill at the controls of an aircraft over East Yorkshire has died. A passenger on board had to land the plane at Humberside Airport sparking an emergency. It is claimed the passenger was a student and the pilot a flight instructor.
Humberside Airport say they dealt with this incident, in terms of emergency service cover, as if "a 737 passenger plane was coming in."
The passenger who landed the plane has gone home. Both men involved were "middle aged" according to airport spokespeople. The condition of the pilot who took ill is not yet known.
The plane which was landed by a passenger at Humberside Airport took off from Sandtoft Airfield near Doncaster this morning and was heading back there this evening when the distress signal was made.
Humberside Airport have described the situation this evening as a "major emergency." They say "all emergency services were on scene."