P-51 lands safely after gear trouble

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  1. Torch

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    Glad to here all are safe, pilot and plane.
     
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    Good to see both are safe.
     
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    Excellent! Both down safe and sound!:thumbleft:
     
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    great outcome....
     
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    He got the flaps down so the hydraulic system worked fine,as it is supposed to do,when he pushed the emergency gear release knob (actually to release the pressure from the gear doors' hydraulic cylinders) back in. You can clearly see the port door holding the gear up initially.
    Steve
     
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    I read this morning that one of the people that the pilot (Chuck Gardner) was talking to on the radio to get it sorted out was the one and only Bob Hoover. 90 years old and still sharp as a tack.
     
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