This pilot’s got skills! He had to drop a doctor at the scene of a car accident and this was the only way to “land”
What is interesting here is that while most rockets are designed to burn up in the atmosphere during reentry, SpaceX's rockets are being designed to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing and intact.
SpaceX's Grasshopper flied up to 820 feet (250m) and returned safely to its launch pad, vertically.
This is the incredible crash of Cameron Zink that occurred at the Red Bull Rampage 2012 in Virgin Utah. Miraculously enough, he only got bruised heels.
“The pilot was executing a maneuver known as "return to target". No one on the ground was killed and both pilots survived…”
The pilots of the Polish LOT airlines performed a miraculous landing. An airliner with 220 passengers and 11 crew members on board managed to safely land on its belly since its landing gear failed to open. No one was hurt during this perfect emergency landing that you can watch on video after the jump.
Yesterday, 4 November, an Airbus A380 belonging to Australian company Qantas, made an emergency landing at the airport of Singapore. The reason is that one of the plane’s engines failure. After the plane took off the engine just shut down.
It was reported first that the plane had crashed but later the information confirmed that the aircraft returned to Singapore as a precaution.
None of 459 passengers were injured.
Russian Tu-154M jet with 72 passengers aboard and the flight crew made an emergency landing at an abandoned military airfield. The airplane lost radio signal, its electrical system malfunctioned and power failed. The speed was quite high, but the flight crew spotted the unmarked airfield and was able to land safely. The runway was only 1,300 meters long and the jet overran it carving its way through the woods. It’s a miracle that no one was hurt! Pilots did a great job and deserve a big respect.