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Jump-jet makes emergency landing on a stool


Posted on Sunday, 29 June, 2014 | Comment icon 9 comments

The stool turned out to be the perfect solution. Image Credit: YouTube / The Aviationist
After a landing gear malfunction a Harrier jump-jet managed to touch down on an improvised alternative.
Attempting to land a jet on a vessel at sea would seem to be quite a harrowing exercise at the best of times, but when upon coming in to land one pilot discovered that his front landing gear was jammed there was little he could do but radio for assistance.

US Marine Corps Captain William Mahoney flew his $30 million Harrier jump-jet in as close to the landing deck as he could so that officers on board the USS Bataan could assess the problem.

Eventually the crew came up with a perfect, though unconventional solution - a tiny stool that they set up on the deck to support the front of the jet when it came in to land.

Despite the small target and the inability to see directly below him as he descended, Mahoney managed to carefully touch down on the deck with the support of the improvised prop.

"I canít see the stool," he said. "I didnít even know it was there."


Source: News.com.au | Comments (9)

Tags: Harrier, Jet


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Ashyne on 29 June, 2014, 14:59
That stool is big enough for 8 people to sit on it.
Comment icon #2 Posted by ThesillyfunnyguyIDK on 29 June, 2014, 15:13
kids imagination eh!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Eldorado on 29 June, 2014, 19:01
Am glad it's a wooden stool and not a human one else the pilot would be really in the ????.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Redefining Success on 29 June, 2014, 21:23
Did a good job, pity its dented to buggary now. Lesser of 2 evils I suppose.
Comment icon #5 Posted by bulveye on 30 June, 2014, 10:08
That stool is big enough for 8 people to sit on it. Or one person if your talking about my ex.
Comment icon #6 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 2 July, 2014, 14:32
They're on an Aircraft Carrier. What is the use of a gigantic stool in the first place?
Comment icon #7 Posted by cyclopes500 on 4 July, 2014, 6:51
Maintenance probably.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Whatsinausername on 5 July, 2014, 1:51
oh... that sort of stool.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Astra00 on 5 July, 2014, 5:18
Glass half full....at least nobody was sitting on it.


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