FAA honors man who helped passengers land plane

05/6/2009 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

In one of the few times a member of the public has been given the FAA's Award of Excellence, a Connecticut man was honored for helping four passengers to land an airplane in Florida after the pilot died. The honoree, 43-year-old Kori Sorenson, was called by an air traffic controller friend because of his knowledge of flying the specific airplane involved in the incident, and he was able to pass on information to help the passengers safely land the airplane.

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