I have been watching this live on Polish TV. Very smooth landing, after circling for some time to reduce fuel load. Fire appliances at the aircraft within 15 seconds of coming to a stop. Sparks from engine cowlings dragging on the asphalt. Nose did not touch at any stage - it was essentially sliding along on the rear part of the fuselage. Passengers off in seconds via slides.
thanks for info, strange to have all gears not extended (or decided by pilot if partial deployment only)
- or you have hydraulics issues and all gears are affected but you can extend mechanically,
- or you have mechanical problem... but not on all gears at the same time !
The aircraft was circling for almost an hour before landing. Apparently they tried to lower the gear by all means - including manually. I am not familiar with this - is it possible? Highly experienced captain in command. There is talk that there may have been some other (electrical) problems as well prior to landing - not sure if this would be related.