Plane with Landing gear Failure

  carver 18:50 02 Dec 2014
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If you haven't seen this yet then check it out, either he's a hero or completely bonkers, or both.

  carver 18:52 02 Dec 2014
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Or as I should have checked before posting it's a commercial.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:59 02 Dec 2014

Will probably fool 90% of Americans :0)

  bumpkin 19:07 02 Dec 2014

Don't worry they will find some reason to sue him.

  Forum Editor 19:44 02 Dec 2014

There must be 100 reasons why this couldn't possibly happen for real.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:56 02 Dec 2014
  1. Truck tyres wouldn't take the weight (nevermind the rest of the truck)

  2. Doubt if truck could match landing speed of the jet.

3......

@:0)

  wee eddie 19:58 02 Dec 2014

Fi on you doubters, but then I though that Thunderbirds was real as well!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:13 02 Dec 2014

Ah but Virgil crashed and ended upside down off the runway :0)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:14 02 Dec 2014
  bumpkin 20:20 02 Dec 2014

Lots of reasons why it beggars belief and mostly justified but I seem to recall a fairly recent incident of a military plane with no forward landing gear being safely landed on some kind of rapidly made up contraption.

  wee eddie 21:16 02 Dec 2014

This may be total rubbish but as far as I can understand, the 727's nose wheel drops to the ground as the plane passes through its "Stall" Speed.

Which is around 110 knots, depending on loading weight.

Now as there are 2000yards in a knot, as opposed to 1760yards in a mile. 110knots must be about 130mph.

A tad faster than y'er average Truck

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