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    [size=12pt]Plane carrying 230 passengers crash lands in Warsaw[/size]

    A Boeing 767 carrying 230 passengers has made an emergency landing at Warsaw airport after its landing gear failed.

    The plane, which was travelling from the US city of Newark, in New Jersey, landed on its belly without its wheels.

    It had circled above the Polish city for over an hour burning up fuel as the airport was prepared for the crash landing.

    The Polish airline Lot, which operated the flight, said all safety procedures had worked and that no-one was injured.

    "The plane landed safely on its belly on the runway which had been sprayed with special flame-retardant substances.
    All the passengers disembarked, no-one was injured," Leszek Chorzewski, a spokesman for Lot, told AFP news agency.

    In preparation for the landing, the airport was closed to all other flights, while nearby streets were cleared, reports
    Reuters news agency. Two military F-16 jets were scrambled to observe its progress.

    The BBC's Adam Easton in Warsaw says the emergency landing looked incredibly smooth to the untrained eye
    as the plane slid to a halt on the runway, giving off relatively few sparks.

    After it landed, fire crews could be seen hosing the aircraft with water and foam as a precaution.

    The airport will be closed until Wednesday morning.

    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15543315includes video of landing. Intense!

    #365420

    Anonymous

    Bravo to this pilot! He did amazing job!!!

    #365421

    Anonymous

    Absolutely perfect. Hats off to Cpt. Tadeusz Wrona and crew!

    #365422

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    Absolutely perfect. Hats off to Cpt. Tadeusz Wrona and crew!

    Captain Wrona. Good name for a pilot ;)

    #365423

    Anonymous
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    Captain Wrona. Good name for a pilot ;)

    There was a funny comment on TV: Fly as eagle, land as crow  :D

    #365424

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    There was a funny comment on TV: Fly as eagle, land as crow  :D

    ;D There was nothing else to say, pretty much :P

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