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    Default Something going on with this plane?

    Virgin Atlantic B747 Gatwick to Las Vegas. Stacking south of the airport and what looks like two attempts to land so far.

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    Looks similar to the one the other day - burning off fuel before landing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    Looks similar to the one the other day - burning off fuel before landing.
    Likely but two passes over the runway is unusual. Circled and then turned back south of the Bristol channel so won't be heading for Las Vegas.

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    2014-12-29 15:23 Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

    A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane "is preparing to implement a non-standard landing" at Gatwick airport because of "a technical issue with one of the landing gears", the airline has said.

    Virgin said flight VS43 travelling from Gatwick to Las Vegas is returning to the West Sussex airport.

    A spokesman said: "The aircraft is preparing to implement a non-standard landing procedure at Gatwick airport. A further update will be issued as soon as possible." ...
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    Looks like it is going to try to land again.
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    Is Beardy Branson piloting it?

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    Photo of the landing gear


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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    Photo of the landing gear ...
    Crikey, yes they'll have a job landing with a great big black and white crate stuck to one of the wheels!
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    Landed safely

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    Tis apparently landed.

    I suspect flightradar24 is like my birdbox - before I had a camera in it, the birds came and went and I didn't pay much attention. Since I've had my camera, exactly the same stuff is happening, but I care a lot more about it!

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