US Marine Pilot Lands Plane Despite His Forward Gear Malfunctioning

Check out this awesome video showing U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahone landing his AV-8B Harrier essentially blind on the deck of a US Naval carrier when the front gear of the plane malfunctions.

The Harrier (also known as a Harrier “jump jet”) 46 feet long and weighs 31,000 pounds. While pilots do train for emergency landings, there’s no way to practice for this specific event. That means the pilot has to rely on information relayed to him from the tower by a fellow pilot and his own skills (and nerves of steel) to ensure he and his plane land safely.

The deck is empty in case of a crash.


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