When a Florida flight instructor was forced to land a home-built plane on a three-lane highway, the whole emergency landing was caught on tape -- from the cockpit of the disabled plane.
Pilot Kyle Davis was on his way to the Sun 'n Fun annual "fly-in" and convention Sunday morning when his engine cut out, MyFOXTampaBay.com reported.
Professional videographer Gilbert Field was riding along at the time because, with so many other planes flying to the event, they thought "it would be cool" to video the trip, Field told MyFOXTampaBay.com.
But what he ended up capturing was the engine failing and Davis successfully landing the powerless plane on one of Winter Haven's busiest streets.
"I was incredibly lucky," Davis told MyFOXTampaBay.com. "It was a whole bunch of luck and a little bit of experience."
That luck has earned Davis a whole bunch of fame: By Tuesday, the video had gotten thousands of hits on YouTube, MyFOXTampaBay reported.