Two inexperienced F-111 pilots made belly landing using a retractable hook

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In the below video have a look at how Two inexperienced F-111 pilots made belly landing using a retractable hook

On March 2006 a General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark loses a wheel during takeoff  at Amberley RAAF base after

Entire wheel including the whole rim, the Brake mechanism fallen off during takeoff

Pilot Peter coma and air-combat officer luke warner was flying F-111.

To make thing worse young pilot has landed f-111 only handful to a time before that incident

They made a couple of low flying right on top of runway  in which they try to get as low as possible

To catch an arresting cable through the retractable hook they needed to get down to 6 to 7  feet low

On the first attempt to they miss the cable because the plane was now low enough to catch the cable

But during the second attempt, they successfully managed to catch the cable

They successfully made a textbook belly landing with 3000 liters of fuel.

Both pilot and the air-combat officer walked away from fighter jet as soon as they landed it

I wonder why they such a huge risk because a lot of metal was in contact with land during the belly landing

The fuel could easily catch fire! they should have dump it earlier

Nevertheless at the end of day, most inexperience F-111 pilot made a copybook landing

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