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Student Pilot Lands Safely After Loosing One Wheel {Video!!!}

A student pilot has landed a light plane safely at a small airport north of Melbourne, after losing a wheel after take-off. The 21-year-old man was forced to circle Mangalore Airport for hours to try to burn enough fuel before attempting to land. Emergency crews were on stand-by when the plane touched down on two wheels shortly before 1:30pm. The pilot was not hurt and the plane was not damaged. ( More...

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Toby Sharp 7
he was probably just thrilled to get to log the extra hours to burn off the fuel
John Rumpf 1
Haha! Yes
shawn white 1
Won't he have to pay for them though?
tim mitchell 2
That's the Ausie way of getting you to buy block
slee 2
He did a great job! Hopefully he doesn't have to pay for any hobbs time.
Wow! Great landing must have had more than a few hours, saved the prop too !
John Rumpf 1
Yes, looks like a hard one too! Thank You!
Mark Brown 2
"Losing", not "loosing".
John Rumpf 1
Oh yes sorry, HONEST mistake.
John Shanahan 1
Should have pulled the mixture to kill the engine on touchdown, save the engine and prop from a potential prop strike
linbb 1
Not damaged? Good thought but its going to cost as the right wind hit the ground and that hurts.
tim mitchell 2
their insurance will probably cover that.....heck because if they tried to come at him with that he could probably counter sue that it wasn't his fault that the wheel came off and if the school does their own maint. that is probably their fault that it came off in the first place
tim mitchell 1
great job

trevor caruso 1
wow, kid did a great job


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