posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 03:59 AM
Was there and watched the whole thing.
It certainly did do a belly landing and came off pretty much unscathed considering the risks involved.
After doing a few dry runs they used the hook to catch the cable and bring it to earth with a bit of a bump.
Video links all over this page.
Currently trying to find a link to the interview with pilot and nav.
Found, also has good footage of the actual touchdown.
There is a better interview though....
[edit on 22-7-2006 by watto]