We all know that by and large, flying on commercial airlines is incredibly safe. Well-trained pilots, great engineers and high quality equipment, are to be absolutely expected, right? Sometimes though, things go wrong, and this is what that looks like.
This Boeing 747 was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after part of its landing gear would not deploy properly, and that turns out to be every bit as big an ordeal as it sounds like.
The story gets crazier though. Reportedly, the reason why the undercarriage was malfunctioning was because a part had actually been installed upside down.
The pilot actually attempted to perform flying maneuvers to dislodge the landing gear for several hours, and passengers were not allowed to use the bathrooms at all during that time. Talk about a nightmare! Thankfully though, nobody was hurt and, as far as we know, landing gear parts seem to be being installed right-side-up these days. Phew.