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Virgin Atlantic 747 Makes Emergency Landing After Gear Failure

A Virgin Atlantic 747-400 made a successful emergency landing into Gatwick airport after a gear failure. Shortly after takeoff, the Las Vegas bound jet experienced a gear problem, and the right outboard main landing gear was stuck in the retracted position. After circling Southern England for approximately 4 hours to troubleshoot and burn off fuel, the 747 touched down safely at Gatwick.

Thanks to the pilots and crew, everyone made it out safely.

Video via Gatwick/Youtube

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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