Ilyushin Il-76 nose-gear landing

As we used to say on Flight International – “bit late on the round-out Hoskins”.

Anyone know anything more about this. Seems to be no attempt at a flare at all.

Aerolane Crazy Landing with IL76MFA funny movie is a click away


2 Responses to Ilyushin Il-76 nose-gear landing

  1. 7K7 March 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm #

    Maybe it was intentional, some kind of Ilyushin design bureau flight test?
    Lot of nose wheels there, looks like 4 instead of the usual 2.

  2. Artur March 8, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    This is actually a conventional procedure for the Il-76, An-124, An-12, etc. They put their nose gear down first as their wings produce enough lift to still hold the middle of the body in the air and then smoothly bring down the main gear.

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