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"Belly-flop" Landing At FXE  
User currently offlineKsonderling From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...271.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines
Twin-engine plane does belly flop at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport




Ken Kaye
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

September 17, 2006, 3:12 PM EDT



A twin-engine Piper Aztec was forced to land on its belly at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Sunday after the pilot reported the landing gear wouldn't come down. Save for some bent propellers, the plane landed safely and the three people on board suffered no injuries, fire officials said.

The 1977 plane had taken off from Boca Raton Airport, bound for the Bahamas, when the pilot reported a hydraulic leak, according Fort Lauderdale Fire Division Chief Lois Bowman. It was instructed to divert to Executive Airport, she said.

The aircraft is registered to a Delaware corporation. The names of the occupants were not released.
Copyright © 2006, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

I amazed that even made the news.

User currently offlineShowerOfSparks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 1):
I amazed that even made the news.

Are you kidding?
I'm surprised CNN hasn't had constant coverage of if for the most of the day bring out all kinds of experts to speculate as to what we can expect when the aircraft finally lands after dumping fuel and circling to burn off what can't be dumped.  Smile


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Quoting ShowerOfSparks (Reply 2):
Are you kidding?
I'm surprised CNN hasn't had constant coverage of if for the most of the day bring out all kinds of experts to speculate as to what we can expect when the aircraft finally lands after dumping fuel and circling to burn off what can't be dumped.  

I've seen at least 3 gear up landings in the past couple of months where i work with no mention of them in the news.


User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 1):
I amazed that even made the news.

"In other news, the 647th Pokemon monster has been revealed."

Yeah, very slow news day. I remember seeing one just after I finished up my Private written. The pilot was busy chatting up a storm with his guest.


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