Australian learner pilot's two wheel drama

Last updated 16:08 07/01/2013

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A trainee pilot in Australia flying a plane with just two wheels has made a safe landing in Victoria's north after a nail biting flight when he lost a wheel during takeoff.

The 21-year-old pilot spent about an hour circling above Mangalore Airport, about 120 kilometres north of Melbourne, in an effort to burn enough fuel to attempt the landing.

An airport spokesman said pilots had successfully landed on two wheels before but that it was very difficult to do so.  Normally pilots would have three wheels when landing a light plane.

Emergency crews, including a fire truck, were on standby at the airport.

- The Age

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