Originally posted on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/1/11
Daily Mail - An aeroplane carrying 230 people was involved in a terrifying landing earlier today following a catastrophic equipment failure.
The pilot was forced to bring the Boeing 767 in to land at Warsaw airport with no wheels after all its landing gear failed. The aircraft skidded along the tarmac on its belly, sparks flying, and a fire broke out in the starboard engine before it came to a halt.
Incredibly nobody on the flight, which came from Newark, New Jersey, was injured in the crash and the captain, Tadeusz Wrona, has been hailed a hero by Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowsk. 
Emergency services were waiting at the end of the runway to deal with any potential disaster. Fire crews swiftly dealt with the fire in the engine while all the people on board escaped without injury down the emergency chutes.

The pilot had radioed ahead to let the control tower know there was a problem with deploying the landing gear. After several attempts, however, it was decided that the aircraft would have to come down without any wheels.
While the plane circled the Polish capital for an hour, dumping excess fuel and repeatedly trying to solve the problem, ground crews prepared for a crash landing, closing the airport to all other flights and clearing nearby streets. Fire crews also sprayed the runway with foam in a bid to prevent a fire from breaking out.
The pilot lifted the nose of the aircraft slightly as it approached the tarmac. As it slid along the runway, smoke billowed from the undercarriage followed by bright flashes from under the engines.
When it came to a halt, fire engines that were waiting along the sides and at the end of the tarmac rushed towards the plane, dowsing it with foam. Meanwhile, passengers were quickly taken off down the inflatable chutes on either side.
Two Airplane incidences in the last two weeks.  What's going on with the airlines these days.  Last week we had the plane land with no front wheels, now this plane lands with no wheels at all.  Good thing these planes had some diesel ass pilots flying them or a lot of people could have died.



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