Safe landing for unconscious pilot

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The Independent Online
A Kansas pilot blacked out while flying his plane, only to be jarred awake 300 miles later when his aircraft struck a tree after running out of fuel and landing itself safely in a field.

Rob Frayser, 47, was apparently overwhelmed by carbon monoxide from the exhaust system after flying about 100 miles from Kansas on Saturday. Shortly after takeoff, Mr Frayser set his Piper Comanche on auto pilot. After he lost consciousness, the plane flew until its fuel ran out, then glided down to land in a snow-covered Missouri hay field.

- Reuters, Kansas