plateman
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Cessena Bellylanding Morristown, NJ 29-Nov

Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:54 pm

A small Cessena had only it's front landing gear working and landed on its belly today in Morristown, NJ. No injuries.

Video and story here: http://wcbstv.com/local/morristown.emergency.landing.2.598747.html

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futurecaptain
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RE: Cessena Bellylanding Morristown, NJ 29-Nov

Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:30 pm

Looks on the video like the pilot didn't stop the prop before it struck the ground. Oops.

Looks to be N9453D, a 172RG.

Glad there are no injuries being reported.
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Maverick623
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RE: Cessena Bellylanding Morristown, NJ 29-Nov

Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:56 am



Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
Looks on the video like the pilot didn't stop the prop before it struck the ground. Oops

Well, unless you stall the airplane, it's not gonna happen on a 172. He most likely cut the mixture to idle cut-off and shut off the master switch just before touchdown.

And hey, they walked away. A good landing in anyone's book.
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