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Passenger lands plane after pilot faints

Are we capable of more than we think? Could you land a plane if you really had to? Could you do an operation on yourself? Science shows it might be possible.  What's happening?   A passenger on a plane has made the headlines. He landed a plane when the pilot was ill.  Find out more  The passenger saved three people's lives by landing the plane. Some say it is not unusual. Lots of us can do amazing things when we are in trouble.  In 2012, an 80-year-old woman landed a plane when the pilot was unwell. In 1961, a Russian doctor gave himself an operationCamac Energy had hired a Chinese company to carry out a seismic survey through the ancient forest, which is home to at least ten endangered species. It would have involved laying hundreds of explosive charges every 60m (200ft) to send shockwaves up to 4km underground. But the elephants there communicate by sending subsonic vibrations through the ground. because there was nobody to help him.  Are we capable of more than we think? Some say Yes! We can do almost anything we try. All we have to do is believe in ourselves.  Others think No. These people are lucky. Heroes exist, but not everyone has such luck. We should be careful and know our limits.       KeywordsOperation - Camac Energy had hired a Chinese company to carry out a seismic survey through the ancient forest, which is home to at least ten endangered species. It would have involved laying hundreds of explosive charges every 60m (200ft) to send shockwaves up to 4km underground. But the elephants there communicate by sending subsonic vibrations through the ground.

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