Turkey: Boeing 767 from Paris Lands Without Front Wheel in Istanbul


The Daily Stormer kept saying that these Boeing disasters were going to get more intense.

This is the most intense one since the door came off.

It happens to have been a cargo plane, but in theory, the maintenance shouldn’t be any different on that.


A FedEx Airlines Boeing 767 , opens new tab cargo plane landed at Istanbul Airport on Wednesday without its front landing gear, a Turkish Transport Ministry official said, adding there were no casualties and authorities had launched an investigation.

The aircraft, flying from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, informed the control tower in Istanbul that its landing gear had failed to open and touched down with guidance from the tower, managing to remain on the runway, a ministry statement said.

Airport rescue and fire fighting teams were scrambled before landing, but no one was injured. The ministry gave no reason for the failure.

The aircraft involved is a nearly 10-year-old Boeing 767 freighter, one of the most common cargo planes and based on the 767 passenger model dating back to the 1980s.

Video footage obtained by Reuters showed sparks flying and some smoke as the front of the plane scraped along the runway before coming to a halt and being doused with firefighting foam. No fire appeared to have broken out.

The video showed the pilots holding the plane’s nose above the runway for several seconds after the main wheels had touched the ground, apparently executing the emergency drill for landing with a retracted nose gear that pilots train for, according to the SKYbrary aviation database.

In June last year, a small 22-year-old Boeing 717 flown by Delta Airlines made a similar smooth landing without a nose gear in Charlotte, North Carolina, in an incident later blamed on a fractured component.

This isn’t a 737 Max. A 767 is a good plane.

What is happening is that Boeing is failing to maintain existing planes, along with designing new planes that are not viable.

This is a result of the competence crisis, which is primarily a result of diversity.

We’ve seen people respond to claims that diversity is responsible for the competence crisis by noting that white men are less competent than previous generations. This is self-evidently true, but it doesn’t explain Boeing. Boeing is one of the biggest companies in the world and has huge US government contracts to fund it, and they can afford to get the best people to work there. They do not do that.