Airbus lands with broken nose gear

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2/24/2011 11:19 AM

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2/24/2011 1:38 PM

Saw a prop plane land a few years ago with no nose gear.

Circled for a few hours to run her down on fuel, landed it straight and set her down nice and easy. The fuckin news choppers were all over it hoping for a catastrophe but the guy radiod back numerous times he'd landed military planes with no gear at all, and it wasnt a big deal.

He was right. Hell he didnt even get off the centerline when the nose came down. It was so gentle, I bet the bottom wasnt even dented. He came in with some speed though, chopped the engines and glided her in super gently. Great pilot.

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2/24/2011 1:48 PM

If you keep your head screwed on straight those types of landings shouldnt be that big a deal.

Ive seen a nose-gear landing where the front tire literally broke off during touch-&-go at Hooks Field. He just kept the nose up long as he could and eventually he did strike the prop. Brand new Black-Mac prop was toast.

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"The public sucks. Fuck hope." ~ George Carlin

2/24/2011 1:54 PM

Three JB airplanes have had the same problem....only one has made the news.

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2/24/2011 2:04 PM

Is that the one that landed at LAX a few years ago? The people inside the plane were actually watching it all on live TV while it was going on, that would've been the worst part.

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2/24/2011 2:06 PM

That was 6 years ago.

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Chuck Norris is 1/8th Scottish. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Scotsman!

2/24/2011 2:11 PM

That airplane is still flying with JB, on the inside of the nose gear bay door it is painted in the same stenciling as the tail-number "'ol sparky"...

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