Passenger: I have a serious situation here. My pilot went awkward. I have no idea how to fly a plane, but I …
ATC: What is your position?
Passenger: I have no idea. I see the Florida coast in front of me and have no idea.
ATC: Do you know how to control the 7700 transponder?
Passenger: Wait, I’ll see. Repeat the default frequency.
ATC: Disconnect and put the 7700 in your transponder.
Passenger: 7700, yes, yes.
ATC: Can you say again what the situation is?
Passenger: The pilot is incoherent.
ATC: It came a little broken. What was the situation with the pilot?
Passenger: He is incoherent. He came out.
ATC: Roger. Try to keep your wings level and see if you can start going down for me. Push forward the controls and lower very slowly.
Passenger: Yes, they are going down right now at 550 feet per minute, driving 86/40.
ATC: continue the descent and try to level at an altitude of 5,000 feet.
Passenger: 10/4 What course do I need to be? Give me … a title because I have no control. (Muted …)
ATC: maintain a level of length and just try to follow the coast to the north or south. We are trying to find you.
Passenger: 10/4. Having passed 8600.
ATC: If possible, press the ivent button on the trans monitor.
Passenger: What is it?
ATC: The trans monitor has a button labeled ivent. Click ivent for me.
Passenger: Me, me what?
Passenger: Looking for; can’t find.
ATC: If you can, I have a frequency that you can include in your radio. This is 1, 32.15 132 15 – this is the approach to Palm Beach. They can better understand where you are.
ATC: Did you copy the frequency? 1, 32.15
ATC: No problem. Just keep staying wings, I will maintain 5,000 and keep an eye on the coast and we will try to find you here on the radar.
Passenger: Good. 10/4.
Passenger: Have you found me yet? I can’t even turn on the screen. It has all the information. Any ideas on this?
ATC: Palm Beach, it’s … it … tells me you’re about 20 miles east of Boca Raton. Just continue north over the beach and we will try to get you more directions. Continue to maintain 5,000 north over the beach.
Passenger: So I have the coast in the headlights. I’m 72/80. Do I need to go lower?
ATC: Are you at 72/80 for your height?
Passenger: Yes, (muted)
ATC: Just continue the slow descent until you reach 5,000 feet and continue north over the beach and we will give you further directions and take you to the airport.
Passenger: So north over the beach?
ATC: Do you have a mobile phone with you?
Passenger: Yes, I am.
ATC: Do you have a cell phone number? Give me your phone number and we will try to contact someone who can help you.
Passenger: *** – *** –
ATC: Are you still with me?
Passenger: **** ATC:
Say it again.
Passenger: *** – *** – ****
ATC: I hear *** – ****. What is the zone code?
Passenger: *** ATC: I heard the number *** – ****. What is the zone code for it?
ATC: Are you still with me? Fort Pierce Tower.
Passenger: I’m driving from the shore, it seems a little southwest.
ATC: I can’t hear you. I heard you said something about the Southwest. Can you say your cell phone number again?
Passenger: (muffled) I have no idea how to stop the plane. I don’t know how to do anything.
ATC: Standby. I have an emergency. If you hear me, I have a phone number for you; *** – *** – ****. *** – *** – ****. If you receive this, call this phone number on your cell phone if possible.
ATC: Did you hear the show? Can you hear me
Passenger: Clear and loud?
ATC: Did you hear the phone number I gave you? This is *** – *** – ****. *** – *** – ****. Sir, if you heard the phone number, if you can call, they can contact someone who can help you fly this plane. Continue to follow the coast. Can you confirm that you received this phone number? If you can, call your cell phone. They will connect you with someone to help you fly this plane.
ATC: While you’re making this call, just stay tuned and we’ll try to get you some more help. Unconscious pilot?
ATC: Can you tell me how many employees are on the plane with you?
Passenger: I don’t know. (Mute)
ATC: The Palm Beach approach will talk to you. They will direct you to Palm Beach Airport. You should hear them on this frequency for a moment.
(Other people intervene. Long silence)
(More traffic from other flights. Long silence)
ATC: This is Fort Pierce – are you on the frequency?