the friendly skies

Airplane’s Newark Bellyflop Didn’t Hurt Anyone

There were no injuries when a U.S. Airways turboprop plane carrying 31 people had to make an emergency landing on a Newark runway at 1 a.m. on Saturday, but it sure sounds like it was scary! From the New York Post: “[The flight] was arriving from Philadelphia about 1 a.m. when pilot Ed Powers noticed one of the landing gears was not down, Port Authority sources said. Powers raised the other gear and landed the plane on its belly with sparks flying.” The passengers didn’t even lose their luggage, which is good because a few probably needed a change of underwear.