This Marine Harrier pilot sticking a landing on this carrier is astounding. These guys definitely earn their money, and as you’ll see saved US Taxpayers about 35 million dollars as well. Watch the video below and you’ll see what we mean!
This pilot brings a whole new meaning to “stick the landing. ”Just after taking off from the carrier in early June, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, had to get creative with an emergency landing.
“It was a normal flight day, we were going out to re-punch currency for landing on the ship in the evening,” Mahoney said in a video posted on YouTube. But as soon as he left the deck, the jet indicated a problem.
“As I was climbing away from the deck and put the gear up and realized that I had a gear malfunction, so I immediately pulled the power back and slowed the aircraft down so I wouldn’t over speed the landing gear,” he said.
Mahoney didn’t know whether his gear was up or down. He had to rely on his shipmates to tell him what was happening, and to figure out the solution. Eventually, they brought out a make-shift stool.
“Eventually, Major Murphy came over the radio and told me that the ship had this amazing invention, basically a stool, that was built specifically for this reason” he said.
But Mahoney never even saw the stool before he managed to land the roughly $35 million jet right on point.
Article Source: The Blaze.com. Read More: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/27/harrier-pilot-proves-marines-can-stick-a-crazy-landing-in-a-pinch/
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