03 Nov '11, 3am

Polish pilot who landed plane without landing gear rejects 'hero' label

Polish pilot who landed plane without landing gear rejects 'hero' label

The Polish pilot hailed for landing a Boeing 767 jetliner on its belly after its landing gear failed stepped into the public eye on Wednesday looking stiff and uncomfortable, and insisted that all the talk of heroism 'is exaggerated.' -- PHOTO: AFP WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Polish pilot hailed for landing a Boeing 767 jetliner on its belly after its landing gear failed stepped into the public eye on Wednesday looking stiff and uncomfortable, and insisted that all the talk of heroism 'is exaggerated.' Captain Tadeusz Wrona set the jetliner down so gently that many of the 231 people on board thought it had landed on its wheels - until they saw fire, sparks and smoke rising from beneath the aircraft as it slid down the Warsaw airport runway. The 54-year-old pilot for the Polish national carrier LOT deflected the praise, saying he merely did what he was trained to do. 'We knew...

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Video: Boeing 767 skids down runway on its belly at Warsaw airport after landing gear fails to deploy

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straitstimes.com 02 Nov '11, 2am

A Boeing 767 with 231 people on board made an emergency landing on Tuesday -- PHOTO: AFP WARSAW (AFP) - A Boeing 767 with ...