Watch a Replica WWII Spitfire Land Without Wheels



A replica of a World War II RAF Spitfire plane made an emergency landing this past Sunday in central England and the incident was captured on video.

Flying above Sibson Airfield in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, the pilot realized that his landing gear had malfunctioned and he flew an additional 20 minutes to burn off fuel before he attempted to land the plane by sliding across the grass field. Skydivers jumping at the field were grounded to make sure the plane had a clear landing path.

Watch the amazing video below. The pilot was unharmed, but there’s no detailed word about damage to the replica plane, which features about 20% original Spitfire parts. Video courtesy of SWNS TV.

  • rover411

    Captain Sullenberger sure gets around!

  • Pat

    Great landing and outside of the propeller not too much damage. Plus a low landing speed helps.

  • James

    He did a much better job landing than Harrison Ford did on the golf course.

  • Captain Sullenberger sure gets around!