US Airways Express flight 4560, a DeHavilland DHC-8 operated by Pidemont Airlines, traveling from Philadelphia to Newark managed to make a safe belling landing last night.
None of the 31 passengers or 3 crew members on board were injured.
According to a story published in the New York Times:
“After realizing that the landing gear did not deploy, the pilot circled the airport, trying several more times to get the wheels to come down.
Around 1 a.m., when it became clear that the gear would not work properly, the pilot brought the plane in on its belly.”
Here’s a video of the plane landing shortly after 1 AM eastern this morning.
The pilot certainly deserves a round of applause! US Airways may not serve meals on flights under three and half hours, but their pilots do know how to land planes.
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