Monday, January 4, 2010
Two Qantas Pilots Suspended for Landing Gear Up before Landing
Quantas, Australia's national carrier, has suspended two pilots for failing to deploy the landing gear when an aircraft was coming in to land in Sydney. The aircraft was a Boeing 767-300 and at 700 feet the aircraft's warning system alerted the crew and the plane was able to climb back up to the altitude and land again but this time with the wheels down. No one was injured. It appears that it was a pilot communication error that caused the problem. The pilots are suspended.