TIL I learned of the 1963 Aeroflot ditching. Similarly to the famous Miracle on the Hudson River, a Tu-124 requesting an emergency landing used up all of its fuel and was unable to reach the prepared runway, instead ‘landing’ on the Neva River, in ‘the middle’ of Leningrad/SankPeterburg

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_Aeroflot_Tupolev_Tu-124_Neva_river_ditching

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  1. >During this time the crew attempted to force the nose gear to lock into the fully extended position by pushing it with a pole taken from the cloak closet.

    Sounds fun.

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