C5 with undercarriage trouble on takeoff

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  1. sunny91

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    At least it was down ! That makes for an easier landing...

    Good vid, Sunny...

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    I've flown on the C-5 twice. I am glad that didn't happen on either flight!

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    Unfortunately that was not stuck gear down, but in transition. With a heavy aircraft, that makes for a pucker factor. So in order of emergency checklist, you cycle the gear and hope for a positive indication. If not, is their a reversionary mode? Manual (not likely)? Then I guess you vent all your fuel and lower the gear and suck the seat cushion into your rectum. Hope the Loadmaster did a good job if the latter.
     
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    Flown on those once or twice...man, it never ceases to amaze me that something that big can get off the ground in the first place! I can only imagine the immence vacuum formed inside the craft as every sphincter on board simultaneously inhaled...
     
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