• Short Summary

    An Eastern Air Lines Super Constellation passenger plane, its landing gear stuck, circled the Charlotte airport early on the afternoon of May 8th while its crew tried frantically to correct the fault.

  • Description

    An Eastern Air Lines Super Constellation passenger plane, its landing gear stuck, circled the Charlotte airport early on the afternoon of May 8th while its crew tried frantically to correct the fault.

    The flight, 701, southbound for Atlanta, had taken off at noon from Detroit when it was discovered that the landing gear had stuck half way up. The plane levelled off at 1,500 feet and began circling while attempts were made to close or open the landing gear.

    With 65 people on board the plane was eventually brought down safely and the faulty equipment corrected.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADVWCHDCHO66B4VK1695K7J4GF
    Media URN:
    VLVADVWCHDCHO66B4VK1695K7J4GF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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