View Full Version : Breaking news, Great Landing

09-21-2005, 07:27 PM
Just saw an Airbus land with its nosewheel 90 degrees off. Fantastic job by the pilot!!!....

09-21-2005, 08:13 PM
Just finished watching it. The pilots did a great job http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif, almost made it look easy.

09-21-2005, 08:23 PM
It really was a good landing wasn't it?

09-21-2005, 08:37 PM
It was a top notch job I say http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

09-21-2005, 08:48 PM
Pretty much perfect, yes indeed, right on the centerline. These guys be good, they wouldn't be flying the planes otherwise.

09-21-2005, 09:34 PM
S! to that pilot and his crew.

09-21-2005, 11:19 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/video/html/aponline/highbandwidt...landing_APVIDEO.html (http://www.nytimes.com/video/html/aponline/highbandwidth/windowsmedia/20050921_0921jetblue_landing_APVIDEO.html)

09-22-2005, 02:00 AM
We (another, unnamed airline) had exactly the same thing happen more than a year ago. There is a routine Nose gear service every couple of years that removes the lower part of gear leg (piston), and if you re-install wrong. . . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Another good one is when the fan cowls aren't latched (same plane, A320). We've done it twice, about a dozen times in the industry.

09-22-2005, 02:33 AM
Salute to pilot! Great job!

My best friend is soon to become airline commercial pilot. On last training for multi-engined aircraft, they shut down one of his engines during a take-off run, but it was too late to slow down and stop, so he had to take off , make a circle, wait for clearance to land, approach and land only with one engine!

09-22-2005, 07:25 AM
Whew!, that was a good landing indeed..

It also shows very clearly what scraping metal over concrete can cause. It looked pretty spectacular. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

09-22-2005, 07:30 AM
nice vid http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

09-22-2005, 07:44 AM
Very sweet.

I saw an Italian transport plane collapse its nosewheel performing a 'Khe San' landing at RIAT in 2003. As the plane came on down the runway it looked like it was surfing on white plasma. Exciting stuff, luckily nobody hurt, just an few egos bruised.

Bummer thing was it blocked the runway for three hours so no B-52 display that day. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif