I knew how this was going to end–but even then, this audio from a conversation between a pilot whose landing gear wouldn’t go down and the air traffic control tower had me in tears by the end.
Between his silent dignity in accepting what could happen, his professional request to tell his wife he loves her, and him not wanting to inconvenience the other pilots, I lost it.
And sorry, this is my #sappy of the day.
(Edit: YouTube is covering up the text with an ad that says how it turned out–he had a perfect no-gear landing.)
Here’s the video of the landing:
Hat tip to commenter Eric Mitchell for the second video!