Emergency belly landing at Porto Seguro

Friday, May 24, 2013
By George Hatcher

Contact Carlos A. Morillo Doria

An Embraer EMB-721C Sertanejo (PA-32R-300) en route from Prado to Porto Seguro had a little trouble on landing when the nose gear folded.

The friction from the belly landing was controlled by foam applied by the firefighters who were on standby when the flight landed. Actually, you can see they were there ahead of time, and how they used the time while the pilots were burning off fuel.

Pilots were aware of the inability of the gear to lock, so they burned off fuel before making the landing.

The plane is normally used as an air taxi. The video below shows the plane landing on foam.

No injuries. Good job, Captain!

See video

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