A 92-year-old World War II veteran dodged homes and cars to crash-land his single-engine plane in a vacant lot in Florida.

Air Force veteran Bill Orban was forced to make a split-second decision when his plane lost power over a river.


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The former bomber pilot said the plane went silent, and he knew he had to quickly find a place to land. He told Elisabeth Hasselbeck that there wasn’t time to panic – he just had to make a decision.

“I never did really get worked up about it,” he said of the ordeal.

Orban’s grandson said that their family only learned what happened after reading about a 92-year-old World War II veteran’s crash landing online.

“There’s not a lot of those around here, especially still flying,” Tyler told the Bradenton Herald. “We called him and he was like, ‘Yeah, can you come pick up the plane for me?’”


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Orban, who walked away from the crash uninjured, said he will fly again once he gets his plane fixed.

Watch his interview from "Fox and Friends" above.