Teenage pilot makes amazing emergency landing on a California road
· Jan 7, 2023 · NottheBee.com

18-year-old Brock Peters just got his pilot's license about four months ago, but earlier this week he had to put his training into practice when his engine went out.

He was flying with his grandmother and 2 cousins when they suddenly heard a loud boom and the engine lost power.

Peters explained what happened next to CBS News, saying,

I can hear my grandma crying in the back. I'm like 'I've got to tune her out, focus on what I need to do and get this plane down safely and make sure everybody is OK.'

Peters was unable to communicate with a nearby airport tower due to the mountainous terrain, so instead, Peters called his mom to let her know where they were and what he was about to do.

His initial plan was to land in a field, but upon getting lower he saw the terrain was not suitable for landing, so he changed course to land on a service road along Route 66.

Peters said,

I knew I was going to land it. I knew I was going to. But to not hit anything that's God's intervention right there.

Traffic was clear, Peters safely landed the plane and no one was injured.

Peter's told CBS News that he'll take a few days to absorb everything before getting back in the cockpit.

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