Jabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- A U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy transport made a successful emergency landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Wednesday. The C-5, which is one of the largest aircraft in the world, was unable to extend its nose landing gear. The crew brought it down on Rogers Dry Lake, a lake bed on the base. No injuries were sustained by the eight crew members and nine passengers aboard. One Air Force official called it a "picture-perfect landing." The C-5 is based at Travis Air Force Base in California. A board will be formed to determine the cause of the malfunction.
CNN also showed the clip of the emergency landing Thursday morning.
TurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 1844 times:
I saw the clip of the landing on the 6:00 A.M. news. The crew did perform a superb landing. I have to say that the C-5 looked very impressive rolling on all of its back wheels for those seconds until the nose hit the sand