Skip to comments.Marine Corps Pilot Pulls Off Harrowing Landing After Gear Malfunction[Video]
Posted on 06/27/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT by Enlightened1
For a while I flew by the ship, I approached at 300 feet so he could see my landing gear and see what was going on, Mahoney said. At this point it was time to figure out, how do I get the jet back on the deck safely with only three landing gear?
The plan was to use a stool on the deck to stabilize the nose of the jet while Mahoney made a vertical landing using only the lights on the ship and assistance via radio from Paddles.
The ship had this amazing invention, called a stool, that was built specifically for this reason, Mahoney said. I stabilized at 20 feet and I cant see the stool I didnt even know it was. I remember looking for it and thinking, Oh boy, this is going to get interesting.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Marine Lands Jet Vertically Without Nose Gear
I looked to make sure it was not already posted, but I see this is from the Daily vs. Yahoo news. The video on the Daily Caller is a little more detailed for the Aviation enthusiast.
...sometimes it is the little things in life that are important...
(when is a stool not just a stool?)
Good Marine. He ought to get a bonus for saving the plane.
Professional, just did what he had to do.
Hey, thats not a bar stool. ;-)
Sure beats emergency barricade the option for others.