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Poland honors crew who made safe emergency landing

Poland honors crew who made safe emergency landing

Poland's president has pinned state medals on the pilot, co-pilot and other crew members of a Boeing 767 that made an emergency landing on its belly in Warsaw last week.
The LOT airlines plane from Newark, New Jersey, made the emergency landing last Tuesday after its landing gear failed to open.
President Bronislaw Komorowski decorated the crew members during a ceremony Monday at the presidential palace in Warsaw.
Among them was pilot Capt. Tadeusz Wrona, who became an instant hero in Poland.
Wrona and co-pilot Jerzy Szwarc landed the plane so carefully that some passengers thought it had landed on wheels until they saw smoke, fire and sparks. Emergency workers immediately doused the plane and nobody was hurt.


Updated : 2021-04-17 20:47 GMT+08:00