Tuesday, 30 December 2014


After the plane was lost in the Java Sea and a serious fire aboard a ferry between Greece and Italy, it was a relief to learn that Virgin Atlantic's jumbo jet landed safely.  The plane had taken off from London's Gatwick airport bound for Las Vegas but a hydraulic fault was discovered in the landing gear.  The pilot flew around for four hours, jettisoning fuel, before returning to Gatwick with one of the four sets of landing wheels stuck despite all attempts to shake it down.

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Video by London Aircraft.

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