Tadeusz Wrona, pilot
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Pilot who landed Polish plane: I'm no national hero

Captain Tadeusz Wrona, the pilot who landed a Boeing 767 carrying 231 people at Warsaw airport after its landing gear failed, has said any pilot would have done the same.

The plane, which was travelling from the US city of Newark, in New Jersey, landed on its belly without its wheels.

It had circled above the Polish city for over an hour burning up fuel as the airport was prepared for the crash landing.

Captain Wrona has been praised for managing to land the plane but told reporters "it is too much saying I am a national hero".

  • 02 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe
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