B767 From Norway, joined Feb 2008, 131 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5456 times:
I saw the photos yesterday of the 737 which recently made a belly landing with none of the gears down.From the photos it looks like the damage is very very minor.Only the engine cowlings.The engines are not bending upwards either.I have never thaught that it is possible to get so little damage from an event like this.Unless the photos is lying off course.So My question is if the 737 is a specially robust and sturdy construction.Earlier I belived that only McDonnell Douglas planes and some russian types were built like tanks,but I am not so sure anymore.Comments are welcome
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28769 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5325 times:
Quoting B767 (Thread starter): I saw the photos yesterday of the 737 which recently made a belly landing with none of the gears down.From the photos it looks like the damage is very very minor.
A PIA 747-200 made a belly-landing at Islamabad in 1986 when the crew forgot to lower the gear. Damage was relatively minor and the aircraft was repaired and flew for 19 more years. http://www.historyofpia.com/acciphoto.htm