So You Think You Had A Rough Landing?

We’ve all flown on flights with rough landings, and heard stories from our friends, families and colleagues about flights they have taken with rough landings … but consider the challenge of landing a McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II on board a moving ship with no nose gear.

Below is a video of Captain William Mahoney, of the United States Marine Corps VMM 263 Squadron, landing his Harrier on the deck the USS Bataan with no nose gear on the 7th of June 2014.

Chances are this will cause you to pause a moment next time you think your flight had a rough landing.

Happy Flying!

@flyingwithfish

 

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