US Airways Express flight 4560, a DeHavilland DHC-8 operated by Pidemont Airlines, traveling from Philadelphia to Newark managed to make a safe belling landing last night.

None of the 31 passengers or 3 crew members on board were injured.

According to a story published in the New York Times:

“After realizing that the landing gear did not deploy, the pilot circled the airport, trying several more times to get the wheels to come down.

Around 1 a.m., when it became clear that the gear would not work properly, the pilot brought the plane in on its belly.”

Here’s a video of the plane landing shortly after 1 AM eastern this morning.

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The pilot certainly deserves a round of applause! US Airways may not serve meals on flights under three and half hours, but their pilots do know how to land planes.

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  • BothofUs2 said,

    Impressive- even more so at night. Glad nobody was hurt!

  • Jeremy said,

    good job by the pilot but why the hell are there flights from PHL to EWR? It’s an hour by train!

  • Video: US Airways plane makes a belly landing at Newark | Hack.Travel said,

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  • Jim in PHL said,

    @Jeremny: both US and UA have flights between PHL and EWR. These flights are for flyers with connecting flights; its unlikely that very many people buy a ticket for one of these flights just to travel between the two cities.

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