Dramatic Landing at Warsaw's Airport

The emergency landing of a Boeing 767 at Warsaw's Chopin airport has made headlines around the world, after the pilot of the aircraft successfully landed the plane without the use of landing gear.

After taking into account the mechanical failure of the landing gear prior to landing, Captain Tadeusz Wrona burned up fuel by circling above Warsaw for one hour. Two military F-16 jets were even scrambled to escort the airplane, which was arriving after a long-haul flight from Newark, New Jersey.

In the meantime, airport services covered the runway with flame retardant foam and the 767's pilots went ahead with the emergency landing, safely setting the huge airplane down on its belly.

None of the flight's 231 passengers were injured in the emergency landing.


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