Captain Tadeusz Wrona, pilot of a passenger plane flying from US to Poland, managed an amazing emergency crash landing in Warsaw after its landing gear failed to deploy. None of the 230 people on board were injured.
A Boeing 767 operated by LOT Polish Airlines took off from Newark International Airport and crash landed at Warsaw’s Chopin Airport Tuesday.
The problem with the plane’s wheels gear was detected by pilots ahead of time. The aircraft circled over the airport for more than an hour before the pilots dumped fuel to prepare for a belly landing.
Airport personnel also spread a fire-retardant substance on the runway before the plane touched down.
The airport has been closed until 8 a.m. on Wednesday.