WATCH: An emergency landing you have to see

2014-04-04 14:35

Scary emergency landing

2014-04-04 14:26

Check out this scary footage of a pilot landing a plane using only the rear wheels.WATCH

Cape Town – Remember a little while ago we did a little round-up of the scariest airplane landings caught on video?

Well, there’s a new one to add to the mix: an Avianca Airlines pilot performed a superb emergency landing Brasilia last Friday after the front landing gear of the Fokker100 jet he was flying malfunctioned.  

Watch the video here.  

Reuters reports that, using only the rear wheels, he managed to touch down without injuring even one of the 49 passengers and five crew members on board.  

Airport fire crews foamed the plane to prevent fire. Before performing the nail-biting landing, the pilot apparently calmly declared an emergency and circled the Brazilian capital to shed fuel and lower the weight of the aircraft.

The emergency landing closed one of Brasilia's two runways, delaying flights into Brazil's fourth largest airport.
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