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Iran Air ace forced to land without nose gear (VIDEO)

Published time: October 28, 2011 08:59
Edited time: October 28, 2011 23:26

Video by YouTube user ariubarzan

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The captain of an Iran Air Boeing 727 has managed to land his aircraft at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport even though its nose landing gear failed to unfold. Hooshang Shahbazi’s piloting skill saved the lives of some 94 passengers and 19 crew members.

Footage of the miraculous landing on October 18 became an internet sensation and Shahbazi’s Facebook page has attracted hundreds of new friends.

Photo from Hooshang Shahbazi′s Facebook page
Photo from Hooshang Shahbazi's Facebook page