Remarks: The aircraft was hit by a surface to air missile as it approached Baghdad International Airport. Seen as she skids to a stop after a landing on runway 33L with complete hydraulics failure. Apologies for the quality.
Remarks: With UA 757 N509UA. The two planes appear to be touching! The 757 is on final for 28L while the 747 is for 28R. The runways are 750 ft apart, so there is still plenty of room between them. Incidentally, Lufthansa 455 is seen here returning to SFO due to an oil leak and eventual shutdown of the number 2 engine. Note rudder is deflected to the right compensating for the failed engine on the left side.
Remarks: This picture was taken hours after the landing of the "Gimli Glider". After a hard landing and hitting the guard rail, the nose gear collapsed. This runway is an inactive runway. At the time of the landing, there was a go-cart race going on. They quickly cleared the runway when the B767 was on final approach! Photo by Grant Sesak.
Remarks: Performing at the RAAF Richmond Airshow , this Hickam based C-17 demonstrated an impressive short field landing , the plan was to land and reverse all the way up to the taxiway and turn off to end the display but the #3 suffered a compressor stall. Impressive to say the least !
Remarks: Arriving onto RWY 35 as I stood defiant, knowing that if anything went wrong, I would be history! The aircraft was slightly off centre, so the wing actually passed over my head!!! An amazing feeling!