Virgin Atlantic pilot lands 447 passengers safely in Gatwick drama
Applause for the crew of Virgin flight to Las Vegas follows ‘none-standard landing procedure’ after landing gear fails
A Virgin Atlantic plane carrying 447 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick after landing gear problems hit a US-bound flight.
Hundreds of holidaymakers applauded in relief after their pilot returned the Boeing 747 to base safely following an unconventional journey that included dumping fuel at sea and flying low over the Gatwick control tower twice so that air traffic controllers could scrutinise the main undercarriage with binoculars.
Source: Guardian Transport