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Air Force Academy cadet helps save downed pilot and suicidal man, in one week | Air Force Times
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Air Force Academy cadet helps save downed pilot and suicidal man, in one week | Air Force Times

U.S. Air Force Academy cadet talked a suicidal man off a Colorado overpass and located a downed aircraft in California in two unrelated events within a 72-hour time span.

Cadet 3rd Class Jack Bell, a licensed pilot, was flying a Cirrus SR-22 aircraft with his brother, sister and a fellow cadet toward Monterey, California, Feb. 18 when air traffic control notified him that a plane in his area had fallen off radar and gone radio silent.

The last transmission from the plane’s pilot was that it had an engine failure, according to an Air Force Academy press release.

After receiving the last known coordinates of the lost plane, Bell flew over the area.

Source: Air Force Academy cadet helps save downed pilot and suicidal man, in one week | Air Force Times