This is a video of student pilot Brian Parsley making a successful emergency landing in a field after losing engine power near Charlotte, North Carolina during a solo cross country flight. How he’s able to remain calm and not just start screaming and pulling his hair out is a clear testament to him not being me. Because I would have just freaked out for a solid minute screaming “MAYDAY, MAYDAY! MINER TWENTY-FORTYNINER!” then mistook my backpack for a parachute and jumped out the door.
Keep going for the video as well as a longer form version with Brian discussing the incident.