ANA pilot pulls off masterful emergency landing

Emergency landing footage

Watch the video – you’ll notice that something’s not quite right with the plane as it lands.

BBC News report

Not a single passenger injured – they were in a good enough state to give the pilot a round of applause. From that footage I would say he deserved it. Indeed his next paycheck should be substantially larger than usual! Of course I’m sure the co-pilot did his best to help as well, but in this sort of situation the captain’s the one calling the shots. He must be one cool cat.

There’s also an article from a Japanese newspaper with some expert opinion:

Daily Yomiuri report

Next time you’re flying to/in Japan, you’ll know to pick ANA.

The Discussion: 4 Comments

The Japanese are such a clever people.

March 14, 2007 @ 7:49 am | Comment

Anyone who’s seen Kimura Takuya in GOOD LUCK already knows that ANA is the best.

March 15, 2007 @ 12:16 am | Comment

looked just like a normal landing but without the front wheel…what exactly do you think the pilot did that was so special? Do you really think his skill played any significant result in the outcome?

March 17, 2007 @ 10:12 pm | Comment

Tim ,I think that It was fairly obvious…He’s Japanese. You can’t argue with that.

March 17, 2007 @ 10:49 pm | Comment

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