Boeing 767 crash-lands without wheels

LOT aircraft from US with 230 pax makes landing in Warsaw

A Boeing 767 flying from the US with 230 passengers onboard made a dramatic emergency landing without its wheels at Warsaw Chopin Airport yesterday afternoon. The LOT-operated aircraft had flown in from Newark, New Jersey, only to find its landing gear had failed. It consequently had to circle for an hour above Warsaw, burning up fuel before landing on its belly. No one was hurt. Roads near the airport were cleared and the airport was closed to all other flights during the landing, reopening only this morning.
“The plane landed safely on its belly on the runway, which had been sprayed with special flame-retardant substances,” Leszek Chorzewski, an airline spokesman, told the news agency AFP. “All of the passengers disembarked, no-one was injured.”

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