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C-5M Lands Minus Nose Gear in Spain.

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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 09:52 AM
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Apparently happening yesterday at Rota Air Base in Spain. A C-5 suffered nose gear failure and was forced to make an emergency landing minus the nose gear. by the looks of the embedded video in the link, the pilot did an excellent job at it too, slowing to a very slow speed before putting it on the nose.

theaviationist.com...








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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

I wonder what the cargo was?



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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Like a glove.

Very nice landing.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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Made it look easy.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 10:42 AM
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Made that look routine. That's how an emergency should be handled.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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that was impressive



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

That was a fantastic landing by a highly skilled pilot ( and crew ). Well done



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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Nose gear? We don't need no stinking nose gear! That was very impressive.




posted on May, 23 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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Amazing to me that the nose could be kept up at that low speed. Great job by the crew. I am guessing that they saved the government some money on repairs from what it could have cost.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 01:01 PM
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Now for the dumb question... How the hell do you jack the front end up to get it off the runway?
A sling and a crane?



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

If there is a big enough crane, you use it. If not, step jacks. You start with the smallest ones that will fit, and gradually lift it, replacing them with taller jacks until you can drop the gear.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Thanks.
I figured that you had observed such a thing before.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

when i worked on p-3s they had a mount on the fuselage to mount a jack to when working on landing gear or in the the same type of situation. they were like 6 ft bottle jacks



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Not with a C-5, but I've seen a couple. They're a pain in the ass and can take 8-12 hours to get them clear.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 01:56 PM
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The nose gear doors opened, and the gear partially deployed. They were just far enough down that the airframe stayed off the runway. There's a little bit of damage, but nowhere near as much as there could have been.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I'd love to see cockpit footage of the pilot doing that landing I bet he was as cool as the landing itself



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

I bet he / she pulled his flight suit and seat cushion out of his /her ass afterward from the pucker factor.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Nah that landing, the pilot was as cool as a cat, no ass cheeks clenched in this instance it was too perfect of a landing to be anything but cool all the way



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: Sammamishman

I wonder what the cargo was?


MRE's?



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

That is a beautiful example of what crew coordination SHOULD be. That was a crew that had a problem, and was working on all cylinders working it, and getting the aircraft and people down safely.




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