Illustration for article titled Watch a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet land without one of its landing gears

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 had to make an emergency landing earlier today at Gatwick Airport, London, when its right landing gear got stuck. Amazingly enough, the pilots managed to keep control with only three of the four gears in place.


That means that one of the plane's wings wouldn't have any cushion when it hit the ground. The plane made two low passes and circled around dumping fuel before the landing attempt, following the usual emergency procedures. Kudos to the pilots for an amazing job.

Here's footage from inside the plane:

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