Teen Successfully Lands A Plane With Only One Wheel

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Teen Successfully Lands A Plane With Only One Wheel

[ VIDEO ] This student pilot had a life-threatening event when her planes landing gear broke mid-flight.

A 17-year-old student pilot successfully landed a plane that had lost a wheel Sunday, keeping calm under immense pressure. Maggie Taraska had just taken off on her first solo flight in a single-engine Piper PA-28 Warrior when the plane's right main wheel fell off. Taraska circled the Beverly Regional Airport in Massachusetts for the next half-hour as her flight instructor, John Singleton, and air traffic controllers coached her through what she needed to do.

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