“A pilot and his wife used their iPads to fly about 80 miles in the dark and land safely without landing gear at the Rapid City Regional Airport after the electrical systems failed, compromising their single-engine plane,” The Associated Press reports.
“After their electrical systems went out, the husband and wife used their iPads to navigate to the regional airport,” AP reports. “The only instruments they had available were airspeed and altitude indicators. ‘He had to be a super good pilot,’ said Department Battalion Chief Tim Daly.”
“The couple was not able to alert traffic controllers that they were entering Rapid City airspace and, without landing gear, the pilot landed the plane on its belly on a less-used runway,” AP reports. “The plane skidded to a stop and officials say sparks were shooting from the bottom of the fuselage.”
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