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November 9, 2011

VIDEO: LOT 767 Damage Closeups After Belly Landing in Warsaw

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By: Phil Derner Jr.
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What does the bottom of a Boeing 767-300ER look like after it skids to a stop without any wheels? This video shows a follow-up to last week’s incident where a LOT Polish Airlines 767 had landing gear malfunction, requiring a full belly landing be made in Warsaw.

The aircraft’s aft belly received some heavy scraping, its nose having remained off the ground thanks to the support of the engines and the center of gravity, though no fuselage rippling is immediately apparent. The engines also made hard contact with the ground, and though probably a total write-off, does not show as much damage as one might think.

No word has yet been received on just how damaged the airframe is.

  • http://twitter.com/andrewbhamilton Andrew Hamilton

    How did they get the gear down in the end, and how was it lifted up so that the gear could be lowered?

  • http://www.thefuturereport.com Bradley Wint

    I’d say the damage does not look bad at all. Just need a few structural repairs and new engines, and should be back in service.