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We did our job without feeling like heroes, says pilot

world Updated: Mar 02, 2009 00:17 IST

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A Romanian plane carrying 51 people made a safe emergency landing in western Romania on Saturday and all the occupants escaped injury, officials said.

The Carpatair flight’s front landing gear became stuck and the plane circled Timisoara International Airport for almost two hours, using up its fuel to avoid a potential fire before it landed on a 200-metre long bed of foam laid out by firefighters.

One of the pilots later said they were about 10 km from the airport when they discovered they had a problem with the landing gear, and alerted the aviation authorities. “We did our job without feeling like heroes,” Moldovan pilot Iurie Oleacov told reporters.