Wow. Audio tape of the King Air flight after the pilot died at the controls

Here is what a hair-raising situation sounds like. The FAA has released tapes of the conversations between air traffic controllers and the private pilot who successfully landed a twin-engine King Air in Florida recently after the pilot died at the controls. This tape covers the first 14 minutes of radio calls. Here it is:">

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