An Aircraft Landing

"AD-315, you are on final approach course. Perform landing checks."

As pilot of the military jet aircraft, I applied pressure to the landing gear handle and discovered that the handle was stuck in the "up" position. A quick check with the copilot revealed that his control handle in the rear seat was also inoperative. With minimal spare fuel remaining, I executed a missed approach, declared an emergency, and headed for my home base one hundred miles away.

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February 26, 1972
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