Air Force Crew Safely Puts C-130 On Ground Without Front Landing Gear

On Feb. 24, Air Force Maj. Jack Berquist and his crew received the Air Mobility Command Chief of Safety Aircrew...

On Feb. 24, Air Force Maj. Jack Berquist and his crew received the Air Mobility Command Chief of Safety Aircrew of Distinction Award for their actions Aug. 17, when their C-130s front landing gear failed to lower — forcing the crew to land the massive airplane without the front wheels.

While communicating with those on the ground, as well as Boeing engineers and specialists, the pilot and flight crew were able to safely guide the aircraft onto the runway where they safely landed, averting disaster.