Aircraft news has been nothing short of grim this past year.
So the pilot who saved a tiny island-hopping plane from crashing into the cold North Sea is nothing short of a hero.
The Loganair flight from Aberdeen to Shetland was struck by lightning in a 70mph storm and was plunging towards the sea.
But luckily the 42-year-old pilot managed to pull the aircraft up at around 1,000ft – just seconds away from hitting the water.
His actions saved the lives of 30 passengers and three crew on board.
The heroics came to light in a probe into the incident which happened last December.
I think we will still take the bus on holiday, just for a little while longer.
(H/T Daily Mail)