Sunday, June 29, 2014

Military Jet Lands Without Nose Wheel On Stool

A U.S. Marine Corps Captain had to overcome a “gear malfunction” when his nose gear failed to come down ahead of a landing on an aircraft carrier at sea.

Capt. William Mahoney had only just taken off in his AV-8B Harrier jet from the USS Bataan on June 7 2014. when he realized that he “had a gear malfunction.”

In a dramatic video of the “controlled landing,” Mahoney describes how he managed to land the aircraft on an “amazing invention” -- essentially a stool built specifically for a landing without nose gear.

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