LOOK, NO WHEELS
A U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National flies above Hill Air Force Base, Utah, attempting to bring down the nose landing gear after a malfunction.
A U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National flies above Hill Air Force Base, Utah, attempting to bring down the nose landing gear after a malfunction.
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Air Force Crew Safely Puts C-130 On Ground Without Front Landing Gear

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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.

Get the full story at The Military Times.