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'Miracle' landing without nose gear: Iran Air ace saves lives

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Video courtesy: http://www.youtube.com/farhadswiss

The
captain of an Iran Air Boeing 727 has managed to land his aircraft at
Tehran's Mehrabad airport even though its nose landing gear failed to
unfold. Captain Hooshang Shahbazi's piloting skill saved the lives of
some 94 passengers and 19 crew members. Footage of the miraculous
landing on October 18 became an internet sensation and Shahbazi's
Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/shahbazi200 ) has attracted hundreds of new friends.

The
flight IR-742 from Moscow, Sheremetyevo was on approach to Tehran's
Imam Khomeini Airport around when the crew did not receive a down and
locked indication for the nose gear and aborted the approach. Following
unsuccessful troubleshooting the crew decided to divert to Tehran's
Mehrabad Airport where a low approach confirmed the nose gear was not
extended. The crew subsequently performed a landing without the nose
gear and came to a stand still on both main gear and the nose of the
aircraft. The aircraft was evacuated, no injuries occurred.


Added: Oct-28-2011 Occurred On: Oct-18-2011
By: kdubkelly
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Tags: Hooshang Shahbazi pilot, emergency landing, landing nose gear, iran, tehran, flight IR-742, Moscow Tehran flight, plane crash landing, Iran Mehrabad Airport
Location: Tehran, Tehran, Iran (load item map)
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