Controllers Guide Pilot Of Small Plane Through Texas Storm

AUSTIN (March 3, 2014) The pilot of a small plane was able to make a safe landing after air traffic controllers guided him through a severe storm to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the controllers' quick thinking helped the pilot through a dangerous situation as thunderstorms and high winds hit much of the state.

The pilot, Matt Cartwright, said he was flying from New Orleans toward the Austin area when he notified controllers just before 12 p.m. Sunday that he could not see a landing point.

Controllers eventually talked the pilot through directions and turns to guide him to the much larger Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Other arrivals were held up for 30 minutes as the pilot made his way to the runway.

No one was hurt.


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