Hydraulic pressure is involved not only in lowering the landing gear but in controlling the airplane.
It was late 1977 when the DC-3 lowered its landing gear onto a jungle airstrip, one of dozens on the Caribbean side of Colombia.
The engines tear off the wings, landing gear crumples, the fuselage is cracked.
Donto recalled flying to Denver with his mother and they were informed the landing gear had malfunctioned.
The landing gear must have torn off some of the fusilage when it hit.
I want to equip her with landing gear so I can house her up here.
When the landing gear became entangled in the small branches, the plane went up on its nose and then dropped down bottom side up.
The force of their impact with the water sheared off the landing gear.
The machines often bound three or four times when landing and that is hard on the landing gear.
Harris himself was in the bottom of the plane, in the baggage section near the landing gear.