Video: 92-year-old lands plane on its belly after landing gear fails


This is the moment a 92-year-old pilot had to make an emergency landing - without landing gear.

Crowds gathered to watch as the elderly man managed to safely touch down at Albert Whitted Airport in St Petersburg, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon, reports USA Today.

According to, St Petersburg Fire Rescue Henry Van Kesteren radioed to say his plane was having landing gear issues just before midday local time.

He was able to land the Piper PA-30 plane on its belly, and came away with no injuries.

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