The U.S has entered an unprecedented era of safer skies, according to industry experts, but not every plane landing has been perfect.
On Monday, 2,000 feet above the ground in Wisconsin, an 80-year old woman was forced to land a twin-engine Cessna after her pilot husband lost consciouness. You've "gotta watch" how this gutsy grandmother landed the plane.
Her successful landing reminds us of other daring attempts pilots have made during emergency landing situations. Watch how commercial pilots recently landed their impaired planes in Arizona, New York and Poland.
On Monday, 80-year-old Helen Collins was able to successfully land a twin-engine airplane after her pilot husband fell unconscious at the controls. She landed at Wisconsin's Door County Cherryland Airport. Her husband John died from injuries unrelated to the landing.
In January 2009, a US Airways jetliner with 155 people aboard lost power in both engines shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport. The pilot, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely put the plane down in the Hudson River. All passengers and crew survived the splash landing.
Back in April 2011, a Southwest Airlines plane with a gaping hole in the fuselage made an emergency landing at the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma with 118 passengers on board. No one was injured.
Last year, the pilots of a LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767 couldn't get the landing gear to come down, making the final moments of the flight from Newark to Warsaw a bit frightening for the 210 passengers and 11 crew members on board.