Major kudos go out to the tower controller, who kept incredibly calm and reassured Taraska that she would be fine. The controller asked Taraska to circle in the pattern while she summoned her instructor, John Singleton, to the tower. As Singleton calmly coached her, telling Taraska to treat this as any other landing, she sounded more and more relaxed on the audio recording. She landed on the runway; but, without the right wheel, the Piper was pulled off into the grass beside the runway. The airplane impacted some signs and lights, damaging the wings and nose section, but Taraska walked away with nothing more than a few aches and pains.