Pilot praised for emergency landing4:50 PM August 25
The flying school owner whose plane made an emergency landing at Moorabbin airport in Melbourne this morning says the pilot did an outstanding job.
The twin-engine Beechworth, carrying pilot Brad Lacey and his 24-year-old student, came down on only its rear wheels around 11:00am AEST.
Mr Lacey had been forced to circle the airport for around an hour to burn off fuel after discovering he could not lower the nose wheel.
I watched this through the study window while I waited for the downloading.
Straight over my roof, sharp bank to the right and down.
I thought at the time, cutting it a bit fine mate.
He had a whole ritzy golf course to land in and he missed my house.