Private Rockwell Commander 112 G-ERIC
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Image ID: 755224
Operator: Private - G-ERIC
Aircraft: Rockwell - Commander 112
Airport: UK - England - Lashenden / Headcorn (EGKH)
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2016-7-24 by flyer1 [Contact]
Camera setting: Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 1/100s, f/11.0 at 300mm ISO 100
(25.7.2016, 03:17 CET)
'Eric' being escorted-in by the rescue tender after landing safely. On approach to Rwy 21 the pilot radioed control to inform them that the nose wheel landing gear may not be down and locked as the gear-down and locked indicator lights were not showing green. The pilot made a circuit and requested that a light aircraft in the vicinity make a visual check of the gear, this was done and the gear was seen to be extended. The approach was made not knowing if the gear was locked-down, the pilot landed on the main gear keeping the nose wheel up until the speed had reduced.... the nose was lowered gently and a perfect safe landing was made.
1 Richard Parkhouse
(25 July 2016 - 11:44 CET)
Nicely told back-story to this shot!
2 Igor Mikhelevich
(25 July 2016 - 20:43 CET)
Is the ladder on top of a fire truck the stairs for liner? :)
(25 July 2016 - 23:52 CET)
Thanks Richard.......usually I make hundreds of spelling mistakes !
(27 July 2016 - 10:10 CET)
Hello Igor, it is a requirement that the Fire Rescue Appliance carry an extension ladder. This ladder is in two parts which extends to 30 feet approx and could be used as a stairway, stretcher, A frame for lifting, make-shift water dam, bridge etc etc, thanks for your question.