Earlier today an Emirates Airlines Boeing 777 crash landed in Dubai for reasons unknown. There were no fatalities during the incident in spite of the plane’s front half being engulfed in flames. Now video has surfaced from inside flight EK521, and it looks like hell on Earth.
Whoa. Foxtrot Alpha says that this pilot ejected from his Hungarian Air Force JAS-39C single seat Gripen jet as it crash landed. The nose gear in the fighter jet had failed the pilot and he was forced to belly land the plane. When the plane hit the runway, the pilot ejected himself before things got worse.
Larry Hockensmith—a licensed power pilot for over 40 years, but still a student glider pilot—was flying over the Cleveland National Forest, a few miles southwest of Lake Elsinore, CA, when he executed a rather dramatic and unfavorable outlanding, effectively "totaling" his Schweizer 1-26 sailplane, valued at $8,500.
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?
This is how the plane flown by 18-year-old Patrick Humphries looked after he crash-landed it in the middle of a busy highway. Humphries was uninjured and simply stepped out to halt traffic after his plane stopped spinning out of control.