A pilot made an emergency landing on a busy highway in Swain County, North Carolina and recorded the whole thing with a GoPro attached to the plane.
The Swain County Sheriff’s Office released the video with the following message:
“This is the view from the pilots go pro camera from the cockpit of the plane on the emergency landing on Hwy. 74 on Sunday July 3, 2022. What an OUTSTANDING job and no injuries. AMAZING If you look closely at 0:20 you will see the power lines the pilot was able to avoid. There were so many things that could have been catastrophic but they didn’t happen. Sheriff Curtis Cochran”
First off, thank goodness everybody including the pilot are safe and sound. With that being said, I’m a little confused why the Sheriff is celebrating the pilot’s actions so joyously.
What if the pilot had hit one of those cars? What if he had hit those power lines?
He didn’t do either of those things, but I’m just wondering if it’s moral to try to save your own life during an emergency landing on a highway if it means you’re putting others in danger?
Just something to think about, and again, I’m very happy that everybody made it out of this scary situation unharmed.