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originally posted by: solidshot
Claims now that two may have survived the crash.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Bigburgh
The word going around is that only the nose gear had a problem on their first attempt. If they were deliberately attempting a gear up landing, and got to the point the engines were on the runway, I don't see them going around. If the mains collapsed as they landed, they probably would have pancaked onto the runway and couldn't go around.
It's not impossible, but I'd say it's more likely that was from a bird strike than runway impact.