Teen pilot, 18, makes emergency landing on two-lane highway after small plane's ... trends now

Teen pilot, 18, makes emergency landing on two-lane highway after small plane's ... trends now
Teen pilot, 18, makes emergency landing on two-lane highway after small plane's ... trends now

Teen pilot, 18, makes emergency landing on two-lane highway after small plane's ... trends now

Hero teen pilot, 18, makes emergency landing on two-lane highway after small plane's engine lost power while he took his family for breakfast: 'I could hear grandma crying in the back - I had to tune her out' Brock Peters, 18, landed a plane on Route 66 when its engine stopped firing He was able to tune out his grandma's cries in the back to bring the plane down Nobody was injured in the incident, which happened at around 10am on Monday 

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An 18-year-old was flying a small plane carrying his grandmother and two cousins when an engine failure required him to land on a two-lane highway. 

Brock Peters, who had only had his pilot's license for four months, was flying his family over San Bernardino for breakfast on Monday when he was forced to make the tense emergency landing on El Cajon Boulevard.

At an altitude of around 5,500 feet the Piper PA-28 he was piloting lost power, requiring him to focus on bringing the plane down on historic Route 66 despite his grandmother's distracting cries from the back of the cockpit.

'I can hear my grandma crying in the back,' he told CBLA. 'I'm like "I've got to tune her out, focus on what I need to do and get this plane down safely and make sure everybody is OK."'

Nobody was injured during the landing, which happened shortly before 10am on January 2 as Peters was flying from Apple Valley Airport to Riverside Airport.

Brock Peters, 18, landed a plane on Route 66 when its engine stopped firing

Brock Peters, 18, landed a plane on Route 66 when its engine stopped firing

Peters (right) was flying with his grandma, Martha Quiroga (left), and two cousins on Monday morning

Peters (right) was flying with his grandma, Martha Quiroga (left), and two cousins on Monday morning

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