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The pilot landed Antonov An-32 on one leg after a landing gear failure

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With impressive dexterity, the Indian Air Force (IAF) flight lieutenant Gunadnya Kharche successfully landed an Antonov An-32 transport aircraft on a single leg of the landing gear at Sulur Air Base in Tamil Nadu. The other part of the main platoon collapsed and did not sink.

The incident happened on February 6, 2012, but the video you saw above was only posted on social media on the defense news site Livefist last Saturday, October 10.

In the video, the doors of the main left landing gear compartment are only partially open so that the wheels cannot be lowered for landing.

The aircraft approaches slowly and initially only lands on the runway with the wheels of the main right train. So there is some time before it touches the nose gear.

The pilot was able to successfully steer the aircraft until it touched the left wing on the runway, and then it was no longer possible to maintain the runway axis due to the friction of the wing with the ground.

Even at low speed, the Antonov An-32 leaves the left edge of the track and crawls on the ground for a few moments until it comes to a complete stop.

In August 2012, Lieutenant Kharche received a Shaurya Chakra, an Indian honorary award, for this impressive landing.

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