Awesome video shows C-5 Galaxy performing a nose gear up landing on dry lakebed

C5 Landing Nose Gear Up at Edwards AFB’s Dry Lakebed

Few days ago we posted the fascinating video of a B-1 bomber performing a nose gear up landing at Rogers Dry Lakebed, Edwards Air Force Base, in 1989.

Here’s another interesting video, dating back to May 2001.

It shows a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy airlifter making a successful emergency landing once again at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The massive cargo was unable to extend its nose landing gear hence the crew diverted it to Rogers Dry Lake where the plane (that had departed from Travis Air Force Base) made a perfect gear up landing.

No injuries were sustained by the eight crew members and nine passengers aboard.

H/T to reader “sferrin” and forum


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