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Partial gear up landing

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

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A Fokker 100, with 97 people on board, was on approach to its destination when the left main gear didn’t extend properly. As a result, the crew decided to abort the approach and enter a holding pattern to consider their options. They tried to lower the gear a few more times but they weren’t able to, and eventually they decided to perform a partial gear up landing. Their approach was normal, but after the plane touched down it veered to the right and onto the grass. It stopped about 50m onto the grass. There were 5 minor injuries and 3 serious injuries, non of the flight crew were injured but the plane was substantially damaged.

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Partial gear up landing

Listen to this recording and try to write what your understand. You don’t need to understand every word, just the most important ideas. Use your own words to write what happened.

You can listen as many times as you want.

Check below the recording for some of the difficult words and come back and check the full text from this recording tomorrow.

Suggested ICAO level: 3+

Have a great day!

Difficult words: partial gear up landing (n.), veer (v.)

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Taxiway landing

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

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A Boeing 737-800 was cleared to land on the runway, but touched down on a taxiway which is parallel to the runway. After the plane touched down, it rolled out safely. At the time of landing there was no other traffic on the taxiway.

The weather conditions were perfect that day, but the pilot said that the approach chart was confusing and he thought that the runway was to the north of the localizer. This caused him to land on the taxiway, which he thought was the runway.

The runway is 2800 metres long and 45 metres wide and the taxiway is also 2800 metres long, but only 30 metres wide.

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Taxiway landing

Listen to this recording and try to write what your understand. You can listen as many times as you like.

Check below the recording for some of the difficult words and come back and check the full text from this recording tomorrow.

Suggested ICAO level: 3+

Have a great day!

Difficult words: roll out (v.), approach chart (n.), parallel (adj.)

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Southwest Airlines plane lands at wrong airport

To continue our theme of planes landing where they shouldn’t, here’s a news report about a Southwest Airlines flight which landed at the wrong airport and came very close to the end of the runway.

Suggested ICAO level: 4+

Have a great weekend!!

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Some interesting liveries

Here’s a video of some planes with interesting liveries landing and taking off in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Have a great weekend!

Special Liveries from PALMA (2013)

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