November 1st, 2011
10:14 AM ET

Plane makes emergency landing in Poland; all passengers safe

A Boeing 767 plane made a dramatic emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland's Frederic Chopin International airport after problems with its landing gear, an airport spokeswoman said Tuesday.

All the passengers on the flight, from New Jersey's Newark airport to Warsaw, are safe and uninjured, she told CNN.

The LOT Polish Airlines flight, which had been due to land at 1:35 local time, circled above the airport for an hour before coming down in a belly landing at 2:40, she said.

There were 230 people aboard the flight, Poland's TVN broadcaster said.

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  1. banasy©

    Well, that's good.

    November 1, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mayowa

    Thank God. This is good new!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Piotrek

    I saw it live over my home. Plane landed without opened landing gear. Everybody in a plane and in the airport are safe. Congratulations for captain Wrona who put this aircraft down!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. dave

    Not much info here. How bout some details?

    November 1, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. peter

    Job well done! Bring me back some kielbasa!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cathy

    Landed brilliantly!! Good on him!! Rafal – get a life mate!!!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      a lifemate? Are you implying rafal is gay and needs a lover?

      November 1, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. ed Bailey

    Congratulations to the man at the helm and his "light" touch and the nerves of steel that it requires!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. Marek

    Are You an idiot or You trying to say something ?

    November 1, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Fairplay99

      Marek, who are you addressing?

      November 1, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. cesar

    thx God no one injured, polish pilots are the best, my great uncle flew for RAF during WWII, fearless pilots

    November 1, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • idi amin

      RAF is brittish not polish.

      November 1, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Aneta

      Thanks for complimenting our brave pilots!

      November 1, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • cesar

      FYI, Polish pilots had own national squadron flying for RAF during war, perhaps some history lesson to you Mr IDI AMIN

      November 1, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Marcin

      yeah. one of bravest British RAF pilots during WWIII were Polish pilots. Salute

      November 1, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Marcin

      actually that was more than just squadron – 18 squadrons!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Air_Forces_in_France_and_Great_Britain.
      Polish squadron 303 destroyed itself almost 5% of nazi planes in Battle of England...

      November 1, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Marek

      idi amin

      Are you really this dumb or is this some lame shtick? Polish pilots flew for the RAF during WW2 you moron. Jesus, which grade did you drop out in???

      November 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. stararobota

    Amazingly smooth landing. Got to see the video!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. idi amin

    Marek, mind your own business. Read the story and do not comment on what you do not understand. Grow up or move on

    November 1, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Marek

      This is my comment to another post, removed by the administrator (mine is displayed on this site, why it looks silly).

      November 1, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. lol

    psa Krew!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. Aneta

    Thank to God! We wouldn't want anything happening to all 230 people ever, but especially today, Nov 1 (we Poles know what today is). Congratulations to Captain Wrona! Job well done!!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  14. James Daneke

    Thank God no woman was at the controls! We'd have 767 all over Poland. Good man...Go to automatic mode and put this baby down and get a beer!!!!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Aneta

      Why? You don't think women can fly a plane?!

      November 1, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • idi amin

      James can not get a woman so he has to insult them.

      November 1, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • jorgath

      a) Woman pilots are generally just as good as male pilots, and any woman flying for a commercial airline is a better pilot than you are. b) You're an idiot, there's no way the automation could perform an unusual maneuver like a gear-up landing. c) You'd already proven yourself an idiot with the woman comment.

      November 1, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • jorgath

      Oh, and d) It would take some truly, epically terrible flying to turn a gear-up landing into a total disaster. It's done the exact same way as a gear-down landing, except you hit harder, everyone gets bumped around a bit more, and you're not able to use the wheel brakes.

      November 1, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jason

    Saw a photo of the landing on msnbc. Not something you expect to pop up on your screen everyday. Not a high drama kind of guy here. Wow!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
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