Spitfire Pilot Makes Successful Emergency Landing Without Wheels

| July 20 , 2015 , 19:53 IST
In a thrilling video, a pilot was seen carrying out successful emergency landing of his Spitfire - without any wheels. The incident took place in Sibson Airfield in Cambridgeshire on Saturday at around 11 am in the morning. [caption id="attachment_86791" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Spitfire making successful landing without wheels[/caption] The aircraft that was flying above Airfield had problems with the landing gear. According to the pilot, he could not release his landing gear which worried him and posed a challenge for successful landing. However, he went ahead with the landing and after the struggle of 20 minutes, he successfully landed on ground. ALSO READ: Air India Plane’s Tyre Bursts During Landing At Srinagar, All Passengers Safe The worried pilot radioed the airport and he could make an emergency landing on a grassy area, after burning off fuel. Three fire engines, two police cars and an ambulance were called to handle the situation if the landing failed, but the pilot was able to make a relatively soft landing by skimming across the grass.