The Pentagon’s bleeding edge technology development office, DARPA, and Georgia Institute of Technology are working on a way to solve one of the biggest limitations of helicopters: landing on grades and rough, uneven or even moving terrain.
Sometimes pilots make mistakes. If they’re lucky, nobody gets hurt and you walk away to fly another day. This pilot somehow managed to make a series of bad choices and still managed to keep on flying.
A technical issue with the landing gear of the Boeing 747 Flight VS43 out of London Gatwick, forced the aircraft to circle the skies of England, eventually making a safe but dramatic landing at the Sussex airport, as seen below.
The aircraft was landing in harsh weather at the Teniente R. Marsh airport on the Chilean Antarctic King George Island. The main landing gear failed on this Brazilian C-130M built in 1972 resulting in a post-crash fire.
Credit goes to the pilot of this Polish LOT Boeing 767 who was forced to land at Warsaw's airport with no landing gear. The flight originated in New York and was forced to circle the airport as it burned fuel before attempting this successful emergency landing.