Rob Murray, one of the instructors, said it took four attempts. On the third, he said, Wildey was still too fast and too high. But the next time, he instructed him to keep pulling back on the yoke, and everything else — including the throttle. "Whatever you can see, pull back and hold it back," Murray told Wildey. Though the landing reportedly sent sparks flying, Wildey was not injured and the Skyhawk did not appear to be seriously damaged, though the non-pilot later described it as a controlled crash.