King Air nosewheel failure (landing)

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  1. sunny91

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    Wow - it looks like they knew they had a problem, it appears the down lock did not engage.
     
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    That's a USAF aircraft ! Wonder why the pilot didn't try to bounce the nose gear down with a hard landing on the
    mains ?? Oh well, any landing you can walk away from...........

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    Perhaps they did on earlier attempts as we only saw the 'final' landing. Damage would appear to have been slight so I expect it to be back in service and on duty fairly soon.
     
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    If you notice right at touchdown the nose gear looked like it was just dangling when the pilot initially put pressure on it.

    BTW - the aircraft was a C-12
     
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    I really liked how they hoped off like nothing happened. Nice landing!
     
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