LOT 767 belly landing @ WAW

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by Mike, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    CNN: Plane makes emergency landing in Poland; all passengers safe

    The flight originated at Newark.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Nice landing. Pilot held the nose attitude just high enough to keep the weight on the engine nacelles and didn't let the tail drop until well down the runway. Plane should be back in the air fairly soon.
  3. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    You obviously know of what you speak!!!
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    He does it all the time. If it works for an X-15, why not a 767? Tires are just extra weight & wear out.

    I think the fares just got even cheaper. :D
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Spent 23 years in U.S. Navy aviation. Mechanic and Flight Engineer. Was exposed to a variety of aircraft, even fixed a few along the way.:)

    I stood alongside the runway (safe distance) watching a TA-4J land gear up. Since we were training students we required a drop tank on each wing instead of just a center drop tank or no drop tank. Those tanks made nice auxiliary landing devices. Pilot set the plane down on the tanks, slid to a stop. Hoisted the aircraft up, got the gear down, and fixed the problem. Two replacement tanks a very detailed inspection for other possible damage, and the aircraft was back on the schedule the next day.

    I'm sure the 767 will be out of service for a while, but it may only require replacing the engines and repairs on the belly. I could not tell if the pylons were damaged but it did look like they may have been angled up in the video. That wouldn't be good.
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    From AvHerald:


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