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Speed awareness course for Police Commissioner

Matthew Grove (left) defeated Lord Prescott (right) in elections for the post last year Credit: PA

The police and crime commissioner for Humberside, Matthew Grove, is to go on a speed awareness course after breaking the law in his car.

Mr Grove was recorded driving at 36mph in a 30mph zone on the Peaks Parkway in Grimsby in October.

He was offered the opportunity of a speed awareness course as an alternative to prosecution for a motoring offence.

Mr Grove said he "welcomed" the opportunity to go on the course and "reflect on my standard of driving."

He was elected to the £75,000 a year post last November as the Conservative Party candidate after narrowly beating Labour's Lord Prescott.

Passenger's emergency landing caught on camera

Footage of the moment a passenger was forced to land a light aircraft after his pilot fell ill has been released.

John Wildey, who had never flown a plane before, successfully landed the aircraft at Humberside airport on his fourth attempt after being guided through the process by a flight instructor on the ground.

The moment was captured by a camera mounted on an RAF helicopter.

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Passenger was 'terrified' as he landed plane

The passenger who landed a plane after the pilot collapsed at the controls that he was "terrified".

When John Wildey was told the flight instructor that guided him down said he would make a good pilot, he told ITV News, "I doubt it, I was sat there as white as a sheet".

"It's very nice of him to say so but I was terrified to be honest," he continued.

"I'd love to go up again," Mr Wildey said, laughing, "I have got a free lesson from a friend down South that I was supposed to have done two, three weeks ago, but the cloud was down".

Passenger did 'a bloody good job' landing plane

The passenger who landed a plane after its pilot collapsed at the controls had done "a bloody good job," the aircraft's owner said.

Matthew Fox said of John Wildey: "It would be nigh on impossible for someone who has never had any tuition to do what he did.

The Cessna 172 light aircraft that passenger John Wildey landed. Credit: Richard McCarthy/PA Wire

"The pilot has died and that is very sad but it could have been a lot worse. He has done remarkably well - 90% of people wouldn't have been able to do it."

The plane was leased by Flying Fox Aviation, based at Bagby Airfield near Thirsk in North Yorkshire, to Sandtoft Airfield and Flying School.

Mr Fox said the passenger's job was made more difficult as he was not sat in the pilot's seat.

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Passenger says he 'hadn't a clue' how to land plane

A passenger who landed a plane after the pilot fell ill at the controls said he "hadn't a clue how to get down".

John Wildey told the BBC that he explained to air traffic controllers that he had no flying experience and that the pilot could not control the plane.

John Wildey, who landed the light aircraft, after the pilot fell ill. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Mr Wildey said he was advised to circle the airfield, which he did "for a few times" while the pilot was unconscious.

The passenger said he did not think he was going to make it after landing the light aircraft "with a right bump", adding, "I suppose it was a controlled crash really".

Passenger who landed plane 'nothing short of a hero'

A friend of the passenger who landed a plane after the pilot was taken ill said he was "nothing short of a hero".

Richard Tomlinson, who was also a friend of the pilot, told BBC Radio Sheffield, "For somebody who is not a pilot but has been around airfields and been a passenger on several occasions to take control is nothing short of phenomenal."

A view of the Cessna 172 light aircraft which the passenger landed at Humberside Airport. Credit: Richard McCarthy/PA Wire

Mr Tomlinson said the man who died was a very experienced pilot.

He continued: "Only this week I was sat having a cup of tea and airfield banter [with both men].

"They were both very funny gentlemen to have a conversation with. "It is very, very sad news."

Post mortem of pilot expected to take place tomorrow

The post mortem of a pilot who died after falling ill at the controls of his plane is expected to take place tomorrow afternoon, Humberside Police have said.

Humberside Airport, where the emergency landing took place last night. Credit: Press Association

Police are not treating his death as suspicious "at this time" and the results of the post mortem will determine whether an inquest is necessary.

"In accordance with the wishes of the family of the deceased, police will not be confirming the identity of the pilot nor releasing any video footage of the incident," a spokesperson added.

Pilot due to be formally identified later today

The pilot of the light aircraft who became incapacitated while flying back to Sandtoft airfield during the evening of Tuesday 8 October resulting in an emergency landing at Humberside Airport was sadly pronounced dead last night.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and as such a file will be prepared for the coroner in order to establish what led to the death of the pilot by way of an inquest.

Formal ID of the pilot is likely to take place later today.

– Humberside Police
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