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Watch pilot's 'textbook landing' with no wheels at Newcastle airport

ยท Updated May 17 2024 - 8:59am, first published May 13 2024 - 3:30pm
The plane landed safely at Newcastle Airport - without its landing gear - on May 13. Pictures by Marina Neil
The plane landed safely at Newcastle Airport - without its landing gear - on May 13. Pictures by Marina Neil

A PILOT has been praised for his "textbook wheels-up landing" of a light plane at Newcastle Airport.

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Josh Leeson

Josh Leeson

Journalist

Josh Leeson is an entertainment and features journalist, specialising in music, at the Newcastle Herald. He first joined the masthead in 2008 after stints at the Namoi Valley Independent and Port Stephens Examiner and has previously covered sport including the Asian Cup, A-League, Surfest, cricket and rugby league.

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

Anna Falkenmire

Police and crime reporter at the Newcastle Herald. Email: afalkenmire@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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