"Fly like an eagle and land like a crow…"
- A team from Boeing from the United States are expected in Poland today to help with removing from a runway a jetliner that landed after its landing gear failed to open. Meanwhile the Okecie Warsaw's international airport remained closed following an emergency landing on yesterday of a Boeing airliner from the U.S. carrying 231 people.
No one was injured, and the pilot is being hailed a hero. Tadeusz Wrona, who is also a glider pilot, carried out a perfect emergency landing.
The plane remains at Warsaw's airport at the intersection of its two runways. Sixty flights were canceled on Wednesday until 1500GMT, but the airport will remain closed until early Thursday.
More than 40,000 fans have expressed their respect and congratulated the pilot, on newly created Facebook fan pages. "Fly like an eagle and land like a crow", says a pun invented by the fans. "Wrona" in Polish means crow.