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Video: US Marine Captain lands AV-8B Harrier aircraft without nose gear


On June 7, US Marine Corps Captain William Mahoney had to perform a vertical landing on the USS Bataan, part of the US Sixth Fleet, after his AV-8B Harrier aircraft experienced a front landing gear malfunction. This video shows Mahoney landing his craft on a raised and cushioned ‘stool’ on the deck of the USS Bataan. “It was a pretty big relief – I didn’t realise how much I was shaking until I got out of the aircraft,” said Mahoney. Credit: Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet

 

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