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.

soundoff (169 Responses)
  1. Darek

    Textbook landing? I wonder how many times has this stupid woman seen it done?

    November 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JohnGault

    I visited The Blaze, and thought wow, a bunch of religious nuts here. Then I visited the Huffington Post, and thought wow these folks are liberal talking heads and have not an original thought of their own. Then I came to CNN, and thought, these are the stupidest, most uninformed posters I have ever seen.
    After visiting these sites, I have determined that The Blaze, despite the religious nuts, has the most informed posters, and intelligent comments.
    Really, people you got to get out more. You gotta get over Sarah Palin. Read some Glenn Beck, or Ann Coulter, hell even some Bill O'Rielly will make you guys a little more intelligible. Oh, and maybe give you something new to talk about.

    November 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • J. Alejandro

      Well said!

      November 1, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mike Bell

    Two clueless women discussing something they know nothing about, while a bunch of heroes save hundreds of lives. Congrats to the pilot. Shame on Shiavo (sp?) for making it sound like this was nothing...just a routine landing...piece of cake.

    November 1, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Truth Detector

    Where's that Nissan pickup when you really need it?

    November 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dennis D

    Great Job. Buy that pilot a Kielbasa

    November 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bob

    Wouldn't a textbook landing be with the landing gear extended? 😀

    November 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JDubya

    Hats off to the pilots, crew, and support! Great landing!

    Now if this were a Russian or French made plane, probably not. Carbon fiber and poor manufacturing techniques do not bode a well made plane.

    November 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raster1944

    What a bunch of mooroons habitate these comments. Ridley, Buck, Coultism are ignorant of any coherent thought and listening to their blather causes brain explosion. They only want your audience for their return.

    Darek, Textbook landing means "textbook belly landing" you bozo.

    November 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. frequent flyer

    Why would anyone ask an opinion of "Scary Mary" Schiavo–a person so incompetent that she was fired "for the convenience of the government"? She is a joke in the aviation industry–check the pilot's forums.

    CNN–you need to get a REAL expert to comment on aviation matters–this one is a laughingstock!

    November 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Stefan Gombos

    sper ca nu mai zburati cu polish airline in the future. ciao luci

    November 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dr Ezenwa Ekene Victor

    Thank God for the lives of many that was saved by this singular ingenious landing. Kudos to the pilot and may we always take precautionary measures.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. Berliner

    blorjr – most stupid, racist comment I've ever read...

    November 12, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
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