Skilled Pilot

Iran Air B727 at Tehran on Oct 18th 2011, landed without nose gear

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+41 1. kazannova commented 13 years ago

good job captain ;)
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+52 2. d-_-b commented 13 years ago

yes nice landing but still... <--- this sir is pure pwnage, no landing gear at all. :D
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+33 3. funkyging commented 13 years ago

dude quite possibly saved a lot of lives that day
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+15 4. SamPsychedelic commented 13 years ago

Long live captain, saving many lives.
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+11 5. imagic commented 13 years ago

Give this captain a medal ! pure skills. I know they are beeing trained for these things but doing it in a simulator is slightly different than the real thing so to say.
Applause for the crew !
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+5 6. manxman commented 13 years ago

would have been more impressive if he'd landed the nose on the back of a truck like in the original thunderbirds movie
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+7 7. netboy commented 13 years ago

That poor "hero" of a captain saved many lives, but still got suspended for this. (see: )

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-8 8. nomaddaf commented 13 years ago

This is no different from any other landing. The pilot need do nothing out of the ordinary.What is it you think he did that any student pilot could or wouldn't have done? Landing is landing. There are not multiple ways to do it. You slow air speed to just above stall touch down rear wheels first apply brakes and set down the nose then reverse engine thrust. The only difference here is the nose drops more that normal and to compensate you nothing unusual what so ever.
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+7 9. Dygestor commented 13 years ago

#8 I'd like too see your face if you were sitting in a plane and its pilot announced that you will be landing without gear.. Just act casually and go order another drink.

Nice job btw
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-5 10. cretia commented 13 years ago

#2 That was real lucky no landing gear at all the wings are full of fuel or if emptied and when empty the most explosive that is one skillful pilot
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-4 11. stretchpadawan commented 13 years ago

#2 nice. but at 00:34 I'm sure I hear Yoda in the background. Did he have a hand..?
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-3 12. LQoQK commented 13 years ago

#2 just when I thought it was impossible to have a better pilot than an Irani,

man with the tires on landing is rough, how did it feel inside the plane, I hope I'd never experience that
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+7 13. d-_-b commented 13 years ago

#10 they flew around the airport for over an hour before landing, to make sure there was pratically no fuel in the plane.
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+2 14. valerion commented 13 years ago

With shit aircraft maintanence, the logical step would be to have epic pilots!
Still, that was some skills put into play there. Never seen a smoother "crash landing!"
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+4 15. Premtm commented 13 years ago

Bravo....hats off to those intelligent pilots.... :)
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+2 16. Sebastien commented 13 years ago

Actually #(removed comment) is not that far off, to quotes from #7 article: "Iran has one of the worst air safety records of any country. Earlier this year, another Boeing 727 belonging to Iran Air travelling the internal route from Tehran to the city of Urmia crashed when coming into land in bad weather, killing 77 people." So yes apparently Iran Air sucks ass.
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-3 17. YetiGrowl commented 13 years ago

#16 yes, i know. yet some how my comment gets removed for that. haha this is why snotr sucks and i barely come here anymore.
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+8 18. Sizzlik (admin) commented 13 years ago

#17 None of your comments got removed by hand. If they got removed it was automatically by minus 20 rating. The only comments removed this year were double posts and spam posts. I just checked..your comment here "who woulda thunk out of "iran air."" got a rating of -21 and got removed then by the system.