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Boeing 767 Gear Up Landing (with video)

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LOT Boeing 767 gear up landing in Poland (www.tvn24.pl) More...

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geoffmartindale
Wow, hats off to the pilot. Pretty good landing considering the circumstances.
Bogush
Bogush 0
OOOOH those Polish Pilots !!!
jkabradley
As they say, any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. Congrats to everyone involved (especially those two at the front of the plane) for what appears to be a very textbook gear-up landing...and no major injuries to boot!

nethed
whats the likelihood of scrapping the hull after something like that? I'm just curious. Also, I'm looking for the ATC tapes, if someone had a lead, I'd love to take a listen. As a native Polish speaker, I could do a translation.
SkyDelay
Ben Pittsley 0
You beat me to it Scott ;) Amazing videos from every angle. Great job by the pilot!
padgettrea
MSN has a side view of landing.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45118389/ns/world_news-europe

(Eventually, I'll remember how to actually post the link to save CNTL-C & V)
Appologies in advance of the 'Why didn't you post the link?'... :)
sheka
mark tufts 0
reminds me of the landing on the hudson and i hope the pilot gets a medal fo such a great landing even the landing gear wouldn't work
FlyingDog14
FlyingDog14 0
Have a listen to this recording, not sure if its the right one, but there is a lot of silence over the radio after when the emergency landing would have occured.

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/epwa/EPWA-Twr-Nov-01-2011-1330Z.mp3
miles339
How do they get a plane laying on its belly moved again? A crane? The push-back cars won't help since they don't have their landing gear down..
dbrooks84
David Brooks 0
Fantastic landing. You don't see that kind of accident without more damage and potentially breakup with injuries. Hats off to the pilot and crew.
jetplanemech
jetplanemech 0
Outstanding airmanship!
BoeingFan59
Troy Raiteri 0
SP-LPC was the 767s Reg.
nancygrl
Nancy Sawicki 0
Great flying by the crew,work by the emergency crews on the ground, and a little help from 231 guardian angels ;)
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
gain a 787 and lose a 767
kenish
kenish 0
Total gear extension failure is strange on a 767. The gear rest on the gear doors with no hydraulic pressure. Pins hold the gear doors and gear in the up position. Doors and gear are hydraulically extended. In an emergency electrically actuated pins release the door and gear which free-fall into the down/locked position. That's what I recall, a 767 expert can correct or completely dismiss this if I'm not correct. So there would have to be a hydraulic and electric failure to totally disable all 3 gear....or one of the MLG would not extend and the crew decided it was better to land totally gear-up.
1549us
1549us 0
That is one of the best landings I have ever seen.
andreadebiase
All of the landing gears did not come down???? what are the odds?
eiseln
eiseln 0
I'm no expert or anything, but I never dreamed a wheels-up landing of a large airliner could be that smooth.
skuttlerats
Jeffrey Babey 0
Simply..Amazing. Talk about flying by the seat of your pants. What experience could ever prepare you for that? To land an aircraft that large with 200 passengers and no landing gear is when you know it's time to walk away. Retire, go golfing and fishing and tell the story over and over. That was your lucky day, no sense in trying for a second.
flyingcookmosnter
Flying Mag. gives us a little more information. Center hydraulic system failure, probably fluid loss due all the redudencies (air bleed, RAT, electic pump, etc.)

http://www.flyingmag.com/news/video-767-makes-emergency-gear-landing

http://www.smartcockpit.com/data/pdfs/plane/boeing/b767/instructor/B767_Hydraulics.pdf

Good read on the 767 Hydraulic systems. Seems to make redundancies somewhat pointless if they still cant get the gear down if one system goes down.
tommyfa
Tom Trainor 0
By coincidence I noticed LO16 rumbling out of Newark and over my house in Yonkers at about 12.24am. The big boys make the ground tremble a bit. Wonderful landing by those fantastic pilots! In addition to nobody hurt, Aviation Safety Network reported minor damage to the plane. It too will live to fly again!
Bogush
Bogush 0
LG - made by who ? Goodyear ? I know I know
keithpeers
keith peers 0
THE LOT PILOTS DID A GREAT TEXTBOOK LANDING. Come on.
Decimal
Alex Chalais 0
Amazing video, amazing pilot. :D
Bogush
Bogush 0
If there were a LOT more pilots like these 2 maybe less accidents
keithpeers
keith peers 0
Thank you alex.
cheetah6923433
Chuck Sweet 0
WHAT a masterful job of safely landing the LOT 767 GEAR UP,in Warsaw.GOD was with you Captain and co-captain
toolguy105
toolguy105 0
You know what is really bad about this landing? I've had worse landings with the gear down. Those pilots did a great job. Hats off to them and to LOT training department. Of course any landing you walk away from is a good landing. This one ranks in the column of great ones.
panam1971
panam1971 0
Thumbs up to the pilots! Cool under pressure. Number one rule... Fly The Plane!
keithpeers
keith peers 0
Thank you. A pilots textbook landing.
fighter1988
awesome well done that pilot
keithpeers
keith peers 0
TRUE ANDREW THE PILOTS GOOD JOB THANK YOU.
Airsport
Scott Keeler 0
Any landing you can FLY away from is a good landing. If you can't fly away it's a crash. But if you walk away it was a good crash. ..
wejotka
That was a great landing a master-piece! Respect and Congratulation!
wejotka
This was a great landing. Respect and Congratulation to the Crew and the Captain!
mrcommonsense
Adam Whelton 0
Fantastic job by the pilot's. That plane landed so gently, it was as if God had it in His hand and just gently placed it down. Awesome footage! What a feel good story!
rcowen
rcowen 0
Question: no disrespect to the great landing skills but the article I saw in the WSJ said that a problem was noticed within a half hour after departure. Why would they not dump fuel and return to EWR rather than continue?
oowmmr
oowmmr 0
I don't see why the engines didn't crush. Did Boeing think of that during design? Amazing!!
BBenitz
Bryan Benitz 0
Did they foam the runway ... I couldn't see it very well in the video .... how much fuel did they have to dump .... and how much fuel did they land with ? Awesome landing guys !!!
keppoch
great job by that crew,most pilots don`t get payed near enough for what they do,something that should be looked at, (just think about it).
brijasha
BRIJ MATHUR 0
Wow ! what a miraculous escape for the pax. Credit goes to the commander.
toolguy105
toolguy105 0
They keep talking about how they can take the pilot out of the plane since the autopilot does most of the flying anyway. This landing could never have been done by the autopilot or just by a flight deck crew of one. It took two pilots to run checklists and set the plane up for a successful landing.
ckevinhamel
Kevin Hamel 0
Great landing. Had a friend as a passenger in a 737 that belly-landed in Casper back in the '80s. She said it wasn't a big deal....smoothest landing she's ever had!
aanacif
Andre Nacif 0
Cool. Landing Gear could be optional ;)
rwloesch
bob loesch 0
The plane is a total loss. Won't even be able to sell parts from this aircraft for use in other aircraft.
IREK
Irek Goraj 0
Super ladowanie ! Jestem dumny ze swojego kraju. Nareszcie coś pozytywnego.
Perfect landing !
keithpeers
keith peers 0
Its true great job.
kerimparrot
Mike Williams 0
There are too many Polish jokes around. I'm almost 1/2 (German). Every thing happened Great.
IREK
Irek Goraj 0
gortmull
Thomas Gorton 0
I'll fly with those two pilots anytime! The fact that the airframe and engine mounts stayed intact during the incredible stress exerted in that landing is testament to the Boeing engineers that designed the aircraft.
ajsc
great pilots. congratulations for your job. all of us who love aviation need to thanks for the job and all of your team.
Logger1
Logger1 0
Nice perfect Landing. I can only guess what this guy can do with wheels
Captaindl
Captaindl 0
A BIG well done to everyone.
TrevorNeckles
perfect preplanning and execution.
bohlen
I really admire the pilot and his crew for the high professionalism in co-operation with the fire brigade at Warsaw airport. Everybody should be grateful that nothing worse happened.
kstantc
Bravo il pilota!!!
geoffmartindale
Good find, that's an awesome photo!
SkyDelay
Ben Pittsley 0
A little hammering, a few new panels, a few rivets, paint and she's good as new ;)
jkabradley
Agree with Ben. As far as I'm aware, it is likely that they will repair this aircraft and get it in the air again (they've repaired planes far more damaged than this). It's not at all cheap, but it's still less cost than writing it off. Usually there would have to be damage to the wing-box/wing root or a lot of crush damage to the underbelly to require writing off an aircraft (thinking Speedbird 38 back in 2008).
SkyDelay
Ben Pittsley 0
Click on the link above, lol, it shows 5 or 6 videos from every angle ;)
FlyingDog14
FlyingDog14 0
EDIT: Right click and "save target as" to get the audio file
dbrooks84
David Brooks 0
They will likely use cranes. That is the usual means of picking up an aircraft in such a situation. Large straps are used to pick it up. What they do after that is unclear. They might try and see if they can get the landing gear down. No explanation given as to why the landing gear would not come down (hydraulic failure?).
geoffmartindale
Sounds like a good deal to me. Every airline should do the same!
toolguy105
toolguy105 0
This plane will fly again
jpag
I would have to agree a textbook landing.Makes all their training worthwhile.
dstreet208
D.M. Street 0
Large air bags combined with cranes. In fire/resuce, we used air bags to lift all manner of large things - RR cars, semi trailers, etc. Once it's up high enough, they'll probably roll heavy-duty wheeled dollies of some kind under it.
fighter1988
no probs, its just a shame the gear never came down
ghislain1957
Excellent picture!
padgettrea
You're assuming I have an internet connection worth a shit. <lmao> I didn't get the whole page. Gee, that's an interesting flavor of leather... wonder where I bought these shoes.
miles339
Cool thanks!
kjrff23
and a new switch and hydro pump for the gear...
preacher1
preacher1 0
They will use cranes with slings, the set it om mules and probably try to lower the gear manually. By doing that, they can see if the problem is in the gear assembly itself or if they have to start chasing down systems, AND, I have seen in in years past(not on a 767) where they have done than and you go back to the cockpit and initite the gear sequence and it comes straight dow. Hard to fix what ain't broke.LOL