Love was in the air for a Florida pilot who kissed the asphalt after safely landing a small plane with landing gear problems.
The man was an instructor for Wayman Aviation and taught a commercial pilot training
Relying on corporate policy, the flight school officials refused to release the names of the pilots, Sun Sentinel reported.
The two men were more than thrilled to be back on the mainland around 9:00 am and unharmed to Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines after the nose landing gear of their Piper PA-28 collapsed on the runway.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.
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Eddy Luy, Vice President of Flight School, told the Sentinel that the pilot of the single-engine aircraft is a certified flight instructor who has worked for Wayman Aviation over five years
"They had problems with the nose landing gear they reported to the tower and they did a fantastic job, right down to landing," Luy said. Everyone was safe and sound. "
" That's exactly what training is all about, 90 percent for emergency procedures, which is what if it's # 39; "he added added. He further announced that the incident "seems to be a mechanical mistake, but it is still under investigation."
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In shots of WSVN-Ch After the dramatic landing, the passenger shields his face with his hands while the plane comes to a halt Having thrown his bags out of the plane and safely run away, the pilot lifts his baseball cap to the plane before he falls to his knees and kisses the ground.
Pembroke Pines police confirm to the Sentinel that fire trucks have arrived on the scene but the plane did not catch fire.
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He said the Piper was "absolutely waiting recently," but he had the date not at hand.
This is the second time in eight months that this Piper aircraft will be a No. during a Wayman Aviation flying lesson, according to the preliminary report of the National Transportation Safety Board landing. In July 2017, the engine of the aircraft lost its power and the pilot was forced to land in the Everglades, although the instructor and student luckily left unscathed.
Luy said, however, that this incident did not involve the same problematic landing gear. This resulted in an emergency landing on March 29, adding that the aircraft had been repaired after the 2017 incident.
"We've got it back up and our school is well known for its high maintenance and maintenance," he said.