Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This P-51 made a gear up landing at RAAF Base Williams, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia after the pilot declared an emergency following a gear extension failure. The pilot, who was a 70 year old former Ansett captain, did an excellent job bringing her in for a smooth belly landing. The County Fire Authority also did a superb job responding to and handling this event. I haven't heard what the status of aircraft is, but I'd like to think she'll be slipping gracefully through the skies again sometime soon.

The video (3:31)



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