belly landing


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belly landing

Landing an aircraft with wheels retracted or partially down.
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The plane, which was flying to Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport from Medina, declared an emergency and arranged for a belly landing - one where the planes landing gears have not descended - upon arrival.
An alert was declared immediately and arrangements were made for belly landing.
A week after the 727 landing, a Polish Boeing 767 with 230 people on board made an emergency belly landing at Warsaw airport when none of its landing gears would come down.
By the time of a second belly landing on December 11, 1944, any prospect of an operational F5F had been bypassed: Grumman's mighty F6F Hellcat was decimating the Japanese naval air arm.
He narrowly avoided disaster in a treacherous stretch of water a few miles off the Wexford coast after performing a belly landing.
The Japanese government's aircraft safety watchdog issued a report in May saying the nose landing gear failed to go down due to a missing bolt as a result of a human manufacturing error, forcing the airplane to make a belly landing at Kochi airport.
I say this was ironic because, about an hour later, base told us we would have to do a belly landing.
A Vintage World War II-era B-17 bomber made a belly landing at a municipal airport in the US after its landing gear collapsed.
A vintage World War II-era B-17 bomber made a belly landing at Van Nuys Airport Wednesday after its landing gear collapsed, officials said.
Photos of the wreckage suggest the jet made a belly landing, which happens when the undercarriage is retracted.
Many pilots believe a belly landing on grass or open land is preferable to a runway because it's softer and more forgiving than a concrete slab or thick asphalt.