Virgin Atlantic flight VS43 emergency landing

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Virgin Atlantic flight VS43 emergency landing

Post by Ameerjan » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:05 pm

A Virgin Atlantic flight has landed safely at Gatwick after being forced to return when pilots identified a problem with the landing gear en route to Las Vegas.

The airport had emergency services on standby as a precaution after pilots on flight VS43 prepared to implement a “non-standard landing procedure”.

The plane left the Sussex airport at 11.44 for Las Vegas in the US, but turned around before it had left British airspace. It circled around the south coast and dumped fuel to minimise the risk of fire in a forced landing.

Gatwick did not anticipate that the landing would cause disruption. The aircraft did not immediately taxi away from the runway but was attended by fire engines and ground staff. There was no immediate evacuation.

Around 400 passengers were thought to be on board.

The return of a plane to an airport is not unusual, including problems with landing gear.


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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight VS43 emergency landing

Post by raihans » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:17 am

i have seen the video yesterday, it was a bounced landing by the 747 which i though would collapse though it did not and all went well
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight VS43 emergency landing

Post by Ameerjan » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:31 pm

Yes Raihan, It was a bounce landing, but amazing skills from this pilot to land the plane with safety and avoiding an accident, incredible how he keep the 747 in the centerline of the Runway.