What were you up to four months after passing your driving test? Cruising ’round town, taking your pals to McDonald’s? Well, in the world of newly-qualified pilots the stakes are a touch higher, as one teenage pilot learned when his engine failed midair. Flying since he was 16, 18-year-old Brock Peters had been flying his family around in a light aircraft from Apple Valley Airport to Riverside Airport in Southern California when he “heard a boom” and then lost engine power. He knew what that meant: he had to land the plane...safely.
… In dire straits, Peters mustered everything he could recall from his emergency landing training and focused on bringing the plane down safely — especially since his grandmother and two cousins were in the small plane.
… Unable to notify a nearby airport tower because of the terrain, Peters called his mom to let her know. He made the decision to bring the plane down on a small frontage road.Here's the video: