Aviation Photo #1044965 North American AT-6A Texan - Harvard Club

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Wheels-up landing. She is repaired already.
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    Rob Krummeck
    Harvard Club
    North American AT-6A Texan
    North American AT-6/T-6//BC-1/SNJ Texan/Harvard
    North American AT-6/T-6//BC-1/SNJ Texan/Harvard
    North American
    78-7140
    ZU-AOX
    7643
    Fouriesburg - Sandstone Estate
    South Africa
    April 8, 2006
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Comments (24)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo, just out of curiosity why does the pilot have his flaps down. whoulnt it have been less costly to keep them up and save them from damage?
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is an expansive way to mow the lawn !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Gutsy landing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ouch! What a thrill! And later, relief and thoughts in the pilots head when things seems to work out and hearing the thuds and scraping from underneath: "Okey man, how expensive will this be?" A thrilling moment, good catched photo! /Joz in Sweden
Anonymous
11 years ago
NICE SHOT!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The T-6 is a beast. Jack it up and put some fresh paint on it, it will be just fine.
Anonymous
11 years ago
You must have been quick with the camera - debris is stil up in the air!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ohhhhh........ s*** !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!!
Who's gonna pay the bill?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Part of the propeller is gone as well...
Anonymous
11 years ago
:[ what a sad sad sight :[ the T6 is my favorite AC and it is such a shame to see this beauty getting torn up like that.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very unique pic !!!

I just wish I had the guts to take a pic when seeing a plane coming in for a forced landing.

Btw, was it a technical failure or a pilot, who forgot about retracting the gears ??
Anonymous
11 years ago
If you look closely enough you can see the worried expression on the pilots face
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo is good because it's a once in a lifetime shot. it could have gone horibly wrong for the pilot, thankfully all went ok. phew !!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Look Ma'...No tires!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, what is to be on accurate place in wright time. :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent catch...and nobody hurt which is the most important part! Flaps are down because flaps increase lift and drag, which decrease approach speed and sink rate...in turn, minimizing damage. Hence, their use as seen here and in most belly-landings. Well caught...top notch photo!

Jaysen - Shawnee, KS
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very good emergency landing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot! I was actually a passenger in this exact aircraft a few years ago. Glad to see it and the pilot are OK!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic Rob! How is it that you're still standing there and not running away???
Anonymous
10 years ago
Landing gear malfunction? Great timing with the photo!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Perfec timing Rob! Wll done!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Five stars minus one for not saying what was the reason for the wheel-up landing. Great occasion.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Was this an intentional wheels up landing or did the pilot forget the gear? Reason I ask is if it is an intentional belly landing it is sometimes better to stop the engine on short final, so as to not destroy the prop and possible engine. Of course that depends on the whole situation. Great shot nonetheless! Glad the pilot is okay.

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