VIDEO: Aircraft in emergency landing

We’ve been talking about this video this week. So, being of the mind to share, here it is…

Let us know if you’ve ever had to put an aircraft down like this, or if you think the pilot handled this well. Why do you think it happened? What would you do?


9 Responses to VIDEO: Aircraft in emergency landing

  1. Rob B 28 November, 2008 at 11:20 pm #

    Double engine failure AND unlocked gear, plus unfeathered props? He’s either broken a mirror or upset the sky gods big-time for that; to walk away with a pulse would be a result let alone relatively intact. Hope he bought a lottery ticket straight after whilst his luck held!

  2. JPrice 30 November, 2008 at 3:16 pm #

    Nose gear unlocked, nose-wheel slightly cocked early in video. Pilot stops both engines, and on late finals aligns props so as to avoid damage. Keeps nose up as long as possible, landing with tail very well down.
    A text-book example of how to cope with such an emergency with the least possible damage. Congratulations to the driver – and to the co-driver, if it was he who coped with the prop alignment, for otherwise the piot’s hands would have been doing the “one-armed paperhanger” act.
    Neat piece of aviation indeed….
    No (or very little) sweat

    PS That wasn’t among the emergencies that crossed my path during my driving-time …

  3. Stephan Wilkinson 30 November, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

    I’ve got lots of 310 time but never had an unlocked nosewheel. Looks to me like he did a splendid job, obviously holding the nose off as long as possible, but also doing his best to crank the props to horizontal while flying a deadstick short final.

  4. Feras Alomari 1 December, 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    Very nice landing, It couldn’t be better I concur with the above comments.
    Have a safe flight

  5. Ed Hart 2 December, 2008 at 3:52 am #

    JPrice nailed it. I must say that watching him keep his speed up while adjusting to minimize prop damage, all the while nicely aligned with the center of the runway was a “smiler” all the way. Find this guy and give him a pat on the back for me!

  6. pilot0909 3 December, 2008 at 8:38 am #

    Good job! you did very well 2 of you.. shutdown the engine (avoid damage to the engine and props) and keeps the nose up.. Very Good!

    Have a safe flight next time! Happy Landings!

  7. Big Al 4 December, 2008 at 1:55 am #

    Very nice job, indeed.

  8. A. G. Gonzalez 5 December, 2008 at 10:37 pm #

    Perhaps he scratched the tail a bit, during roll out he was a bit too nose-high, but other than that, a hell of a job

  9. Vijay Teki 5 March, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    Just the right thing to do. Excellent presence of mind… stop the engines and then keep the nose up as along as possible, and possibly jammed the brakes once the nose touched the tarmac. God bless!

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