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Student Pilot Lands Safely After Loosing One Wheel {Video!!!}

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A student pilot has landed a light plane safely at a small airport north of Melbourne, after losing a wheel after take-off. The 21-year-old man was forced to circle Mangalore Airport for hours to try to burn enough fuel before attempting to land. Emergency crews were on stand-by when the plane touched down on two wheels shortly before 1:30pm. The pilot was not hurt and the plane was not damaged. (www.abc.net.au) More...

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HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 7
he was probably just thrilled to get to log the extra hours to burn off the fuel
Jackman10
John Rumpf 1
Haha! Yes
skyfly12
shawn white 1
Won't he have to pay for them though?
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 2
That's the Ausie way of getting you to buy block time...lol
slee
slee 2
He did a great job! Hopefully he doesn't have to pay for any hobbs time.
pilot62
Scott Campbell 2
Wow! Great landing must have had more than a few hours, saved the prop too !
Jackman10
John Rumpf 1
Yes, looks like a hard one too! Thank You!
mjb310
Mark Brown 2
"Losing", not "loosing".
Jackman10
John Rumpf 1
Oh yes sorry, HONEST mistake.
linbb
Boyd Butler 1
Not damaged? Good thought but its going to cost as the right wind hit the ground and that hurts.
trevortcaruso
trevor caruso 1
wow, kid did a great job
jrsx
John Shanahan 1
Should have pulled the mixture to kill the engine on touchdown, save the engine and prop from a potential prop strike
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
great job

onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 2
their insurance will probably cover that.....heck because if they tried to come at him with that he could probably counter sue that it wasn't his fault that the wheel came off and if the school does their own maint. that is probably their fault that it came off in the first place