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CFA attends emergency landing

By: Leith Hillard

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  10.12 AM 8 January, 2013


Location: District 2 News, District 12 News

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A trainee pilot has made a courageous landing on two wheels at a small airport in Victoria's north after he lost a wheel during takeoff.

The 21-year-old pilot was forced to circle above Mangalore Airport, near Nagambie, in an effort to burn enough fuel to attempt the landing.

An airport spokesman said earlier that pilots had successfully landed on two wheels before but it was very difficult. Normally, pilots have three wheels when landing a light plane.

Emergency crews, including a fire truck, were on standby at the airport, about 120 kilometres north of Melbourne.

Read the full story in The Age

Last Updated: 08 January 2013