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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soundoff (169 Responses)
  1. Sully

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    November 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sully

    "Textbook landing", Sully Sullenberger, "Textbook landing", Sully Sullenberger, "Textbook landing", Sully Sullenberger, "Textbook landing", Sully Sullenberger, "Textbook landing", Sully Sullenberger, "Textbook landing", Sully Sullenberger, "Textbook landing", Sully Sullenberger.

    November 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sidewalk astronomer

    excellent job, captain and crew!

    November 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    All three gear failed? No way to drop gear manually?

    November 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. teakwoodron

    I THINK THE PILOT DID A HELL OF A JOB LANDING THAT PLANE. GREAT JOB. THANK GOD EVERYONE WAS SAFE.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dugald Taylor

    Picture perfect. Good piloting.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bartek

    gratulacje dla załogi z to mistrzowskie lądowanie!!!

    November 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kasia

      Dokladnie! Gratulacje. Moge sobie tylko wyobrazic atmosfere na tym pokladzie.

      November 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jacek Zajac

    THIS IS OUR POLISH HERO!!! GREAT JOB, TADEK !!!!

    November 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Al Lindner

    Dear Cnn, how about getting a professional airline pilot on to comment, instead of a former bureaucrat?

    Kudos to the LOT pilot and crew, great job!

    November 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Gold Dragon (evolved dragonex)

    Congrats to the pilot for a great landing. And congrats to the fire fighters who foamed the runway in preparing for the landing. All are Heros.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Shmuelly B

    Thats what we call a Polish landing.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dale

    Well maybe they should have blown it up in the air as to not cause any casualties on the ground. Make sense? Neither does anything else that's going on these days. Let us destroy the economy so we can get elected..... then try to fix it and show people we care.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Bell

      What has destroyed the economy is a)crony capitalism, and b) socialism. Corruption mixed with horrendous ideology from the left (whose answer to failure is always ("let's try it again, but this time using MORE of other people's money!")

      November 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. john

    the anchor sounds like an IDIOT asking her questions. Go back to broadcasting school.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. paul

    Great work Captain and Crew. Textbook stuff. Cpt. Wrona's 30yrs experience just saved many lives today....
    Polish pilots are generally considered to be technically excellent, which became so evident today. Maintenance, however, seems to be lacking.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. TheL

    Pilot probably get a medal from the Polish President. I admire this pilot. Greetings from Poland.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
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