DC-3's are incredible. I remember the story of one used to train pilots back in the '40s on their way to war. One of them was under fueled but the rookie pilot took off not realizing it. At ~10,000 feet, they ran out of fuel and the pilot and crew bailed out, landing safely in a farmers field. They didn't know where the plane crashed.
A month later, a farmer called up the base from a small Iowa farm town, he didn't have a phone at the farm, and asked when they were going to come pick up their plane as it was blocking his farm work.
And there they found it, in a farmers newly planted corn field, having landed itself. In perfect condition. Took some time to fuel it and get it towed to where it could take off but it was soon back in service.
Pilots often expressed how the plane could fly itself, and that proved it.