Impressive Video of a B-1B Bomber Crash Landing on a Dry Lake

By Casey Chan on at

Check out this video of a Rockwell B-1B Lancer bomber landing at Roger Dry Lake, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. After discovering a failure in their front gear, the crew was directed to land in this location because its clay surface minimises airplane damage.

I love how it keeps a steady level for many seconds after touchdown, but according to an airline pilot friend of mine, that's the wrong thing to do. You have to slowly drop a little earlier because, if you don't, the nose can drop really hard and damage the fuselage.

In any case: balls of steel required.