Nose senor! Hero pilot nails stomach-churning landing to save passengers (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Emergency responders at Olaya Herrera Airport were on full alert after the pilot reported technical issues with his plane's landing gear. Authorities closed the terminal during the incident as a safety precaution.
The Piper 34 Séneca II plane made its emergency landing at approximately 13:26 local time on Wednesday. The pilot, Jorge Enrique Muñoz, carried out multiple flyover maneuvers to use up additional fuel and reduce the risk of an explosion upon landing reports El Espectador.
Gracias a la pericia del piloto se evitó una tragedia. La avioneta tenía problemas en el tren de aterrizaje. Aeropuerto Olaya Herrera pic.twitter.com/GX4JwyRTFO— Carlos Carmona (@carmonacarlos92) November 1, 2017
Así fue el aterrizaje de avioneta con problemas en tren delantero. Piloto copiloto y 4 pasajeros a salvo. Aeropuerto Olaya Herrera Medellín pic.twitter.com/Ff4kc7mEeA— Carlos Carmona (@carmonacarlos92) November 1, 2017
Four passengers and two crew were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The terminal reopened at approximately 14:50, once the plane was taken away from the runway for technical examination by engineers from the Civil Aviation Authority.