British actor Rowan Atkinson once saved a plane-load of passengers during a flight, after the pilot fainted!!
The Mr. Bean star was traveling from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya with his family on a private plane, when the pilot fell unconscious. At 4,877 meters, the comedian stopped the plane heading towards the ground, despite having no experience of flying an Aeroplane. Rowan’s wife SUNETRA frantically tried to wake the pilot by shaking him and throwing water over him while her husband took charge of the plane. Luckily for the family, the pilot regained consciousness after a few minutes and landed the plane safely!!
An Electrical Engineer to Commedian to a life saver..!
The story is a fact, but the plane was not loaded with passengers. British actor Rowan Atkinson, better known as Mr. Bean, has been reportedly involved in a dramatic mid-air rescue in March, 2001.
This incident is believed to have happened when Atkinson was on a family holiday in Kenya, while he was travelling in a Cessna 202 private airplane along with his wife Sunetra, and two children, Ben and Lilly. When they were about 45 minutes into their journey, from Ukundu airstrip to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport, the pilot of the plane is reported to have collapsed at the controls, when Atkinson was forced to take control of the airplane, until the pilot was slapped to regain his consciousness, and then they landed safely. After reporting this incident to the authorities, Atkinson, along with his family took their scheduled flight back to UK.
Therefore, it is a fact that Rowan Atkinson, an Electrical Engineer and comedian, saved the plane. However, neither Rowan Atkinson, nor his management company, PBJ Management, commented on the incident.
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