Facing an impending crash after a complete electrical failure, the most unlikely of things came to a pilot s rescue. The pilot used an iPad to safely land his single engine Piper PA-24 Comanche at the Rapid City Regional Airport, KotaTV reports. Also Read - iPadOS 15 release date: Check if your Apple iPad will get iPadOS 15 and whenAlso Read - iPadOS 15 announced at WWDC 2021: Check supported devices, new features for iPad
The single-engine prop aircraft had an electrical failure, which shut down all on-board computers and as well as access to the landing gears. With no other option left, the pilot decided to use his iPad to direct the aircraft for 80 miles to the nearest airfield with Emergency Services. The aircraft had to make an emergency belly landing on the small runway in South Dakota. Also Read - Apple to host Spatial Audio event right after WWDC 2021: Check details here
While this is classified as one of the good news, the year hasn t started out well for airlines. Last week, a TransAsia plane carrying 58 passengers crashed into a river in Taipei. The crash was captured by a car driver via his dashboard cam.