This Is The Scariest Way To Land A Jet

Landing a 767 on its belly is one thing — and definitely no easy feat. But what about crash-landing an old-as-hell Iranian F-5 fighter with its nose scraping the dirt?

David Cenciotti points out how unclear it is exactly what happened to screw this up so much:

We can't be sure whether the nose gear failed to come down or it collapsed after landing: the fact that someone was filming it (from a dangerous position) suggests the emergency was known before the aircraft landed, still, ground personnel seems to be unprepared to the management of the emergency, with people and cars initially rushing towards the plane and then coming back.

Clearly something went very wrong with the American-made ride. But I suppose that comes with the territory when you're flying a jet that's over half a century old. Remember the good old days when we'd sell Iran weapons instead of losing them there? [The Aviationist]


Comments

    lol, early american jets =p

    What's the bet the pilot was flogged drawn and quartered, for making the regime look bad!

    Yes it clearly must be America's fault because America sold it to them over 50 years ago, never mind the maintenance of it. I guess that we should also blame car manufacturers for faults when we don't service out cars.

      Yes the line "But I suppose that comes with the territory when you’re flying a jet that’s over half a century old." clearly puts all the blame on the original manufacturer and not age and poor maintenance.

    Surely this is covered by warranty though?!

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