Military Photo: Look Ma No Wheels

Posted: 05/01/2006

A B-1 bomber had to make a wheels-up landing in Diego Garcia. Unfortunately, there was no crane available on the island that could then lift the 200 ton aircraft and get it off the runway. But a creative crew chief found some high capacity jacks that lifted the aircraft enough to get the gear down, and the aircraft off the runway.

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