These are the best videos of the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747‬ emergency landing at Gatwick

Dec 29 2014 - 5 Comments

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 was forced to perform an emergency landing at London Gatwick Airport after main landing gear issue.

On Dec. 29, a Boeing 747-400, registration G-VROM, operating as flight VS43 from London Gatwick to Las Vegas, suffered a Main Landing Gear failure immediately after take off.

After two low passes and circling for a few hours over southern England dumping fuel, the Boeing 747 performed a safe, bumpy, landing at Gatwick, with the still retracted right outboard MLG, just before 16.00 GMT.

Here are the best videos of the mishap we’ve found online.

Another one, shot from the runway end.

  • R.Lopaka

    Gee in an emergency you’d think you’d want a smoooooooth landing. OH……And only ONE landing. DOH.

  • Jeffery Rightmire

    Came in a tad hot,

  • Stu L

    Actually the pilot did a “bouncer” to try and force the stuck gear down. The passengers described it as smooth. My guess is they barely felt the second touchdown. The runway was blocked for three or four hours I believe, it opened again same evening.

  • FoilHatWearer

    Made me nervous to see the jet settling toward the right side, glad nothing made contact on the rollout (except for the tires, of course).

  • R.Lopaka

    Looks like the wing gear doors are closeD. DOH