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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 19:11
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Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dorset UK
Age: 67
Posts: 1,335
In 1990 I saw a C141 Starlifter land at Robins AFB with one main leg missing. (It was left behind in Panama on take off).
The dual carriageway road next to the AFB was packed with people to see it land. When it touched down on one main leg and the nose gear, the people started applauding and cheering. I pointed out to a woman next to me that was cheering and saying that the pilot had saved all the people on board, that the interesting bit was yet to come with lowering the wing and outboard engine onto the runway.
All turned out well with the No. 4 engine taking all the damage.
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