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Transnorthern DC-3 makes emergency gear up landing, videoTransnorthern DC-3 makes emergency gear up landing at Anchorage's Merrill Field after loss of engine powered (www.alaskasnewssource.com) More...
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If already flying just above or at VMC, then putting the gear down could cause speed to drop below VMC and then the outcome will be negative.
Super DC-3. Great A/C. She'll fly again.
ATC is incorrect. He did not make a bad landing. That was beautiful!
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I am not sure I agree.... He declared an emergency due to an Engine Failure and was returning to the Field. To me, it looks like pilot error in the fact he forgot to put the gear down! And for the Article..."What Are "Turbo Propellers" :) Sometimes I love a good laugh out of the Media!
NOT pilot error! The aircraft was fully loaded, and barely mede it, as we understand they even clipped trees they were struggling to clear on final. Putting out the gear would have created too much drag and less likely to have made it.
In the following YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFFVelcuTQI note that when they pass by the office window they are north bound and about 1.3 miles shy of Merrill Field RWY 7, which is the runway they landed on, and are a scant 350-400' AGL.
Great job nursing it that last leg to the runway!
What is the difference between Turbojet and Turboprop?