Tricky Harrier Landing

When normal carrier aircraft have problems with their landing gear, they usually have to resort to a barricade landing, which is dangerous, and virtually always results in costly damage to the aircraft.

The Harrier isn’t immune to problems with its landing gear. But given that it lands vertically, it has an option that results in very little damage.

 

3 thoughts on “Tricky Harrier Landing”

  1. I remember reading a story of a USCG helicopter crew having a gear malfunction and eventually landing their aircraft on a pile of mattresses that the ground crew had set out for them.

  2. Broken Wing Award… I wonder which salty Chief came up with that “stool” idea, or GySgt.

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