A Boeing 767 coming from Newark airport in New Jersey just landed in Warsaw without its landing gear. There were no casualties among the 230 passengers on board. Watch the amazing video and admire the flawless piloting.
LOT spokesman Leszek Chorzewski said the Boeing 767 had problems deploying its landing gear before Captain Tadeusz Wrona pulled a Sully, perfectly landing the airplane after dumping most of the remainder fuel in a circling maneuver over Chopin Airport. Two F-16 from the 32nd Tactical Air Base in Łódź escorted the 767 during the approach as airport firefighters covered the runway with fire retardant foam in preparation for the emergency operation. The F-16 scrambled to intercept the plane 10 minutes after being alerted of its problems. They confirmed to Wrona that the landing gear was not deployed.
According to LOT's president, the Boeing 767 is the youngest of their fleet and was in perfect condition.
After landing, ground emergency crews covered the plane with foam and rescued the passengers. According to the Polish press, even the country's President Bronisław Komorowski has congratulated the pilot for saving the day, as well as the ground crew and the passengers who, according to Wrona, kept their cool the whole time. [Gazeta, Puls Biznesu, Fox]