BruceSmith
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SA8739 Lands Without Nose Gear At JNB

Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:53 am

Local news is reporting an 4Z SA Airlink AVRO RJ85 performed an emergency landing without nose landing gear at JNB with 72 passengers and 4 crew aboard. No injuries have been reported.

Post landing video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUXgs_jnmgo and news articles http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...gency-landing-at-OR-Tambo-20111110 and http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...forced-to-ground-on-belly-20111111
 
Jasondn
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RE: SA8739 Lands Without Nose Gear At JNB

Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:59 pm

Looks like we are getting our fair share of emergency landings with gear failures lately! Glad to see everyone got out ok! Great job to the crew
 
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RE: SA8739 Lands Without Nose Gear At JNB

Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:29 am

At the end of the video he says that it took 3 hours to burn off the fuel......they must have been tankering some serious fuel.
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Jasondn
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RE: SA8739 Lands Without Nose Gear At JNB

Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:54 am

Amazing how this story goes by almost unnoticed, but the other two gear failures got a lot more attention. Is it significantly harder to make a landing like this in the dark?
 
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RE: SA8739 Lands Without Nose Gear At JNB

Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:01 pm

Whats going on...These are Three too many in a month.....
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