FedEx pilot lands Boeing 767 cargo plane without nose gear in position: video 

FedEx Boeing 767-3S2F
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A FedEx pilot was forced to land a Boeing 767 cargo plane at Istanbul Airport (IST) in Turkey without the aircraft’s nose gear in position.  

The FedEx Boeing 767-3S2F was coming into land from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on May 8, 2024, shortly before 07:50 after a three-hour flight when emergency services were pictured at the airport waiting for the plane.  

In a video shared on social media, the FedEx pilot draws on all his skills and expertise to land the plane using only the main landing gear towards the rear of the plane.  

After pulling off the incredible landing the front of the plane eventually lowers onto the runway causing clouds of smoke to rise from the aircraft.  

Photos released following the emergency landing showed the FedEx 767 with the front of the aircraft resting on the ground.  

The FedEx pilot would have been trained to execute this type of emergency landing, but the incident reflects an incredible level of competency on their behalf.  

According to local media reports, the Boeing 767, registered FX6238, reported problems with the landing gear and performed a flyby to have the equipment visually inspected.  

Following the fly past the decision was made for the pilot to initiate an emergency landing, which was successfully carried out. 

There were no reports of any injuries following the incident.  

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