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Old 9th May 2020, 15:21
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Alan Baker
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
It was G-APFP, WFU at Philly May 1975... Was the trip to Philly a revenue flight or did you ferry it empty?
G-APFP was involved in a nose gear up landing at Heathrow on March 31st 1967. The following days Daily Mirror had a big front page picture under the headline "IN BY A NOSE!".
According to the accompanying report the pilot was Peter Mains-Smith, who with a crew of four had been doing circuits and bumps at Stansted and spent ninety minutes trying to get the nose wheel down before diverting to Heathrow. Strangely the incident seems to have escaped the notice of the Aviation Safety Network database. I'm guessing that it wasn't an April fools day hoax story!
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