Virgin Atlantic A340 Undercarriage incident

Date:         15 Nov 97 16:24:44 
From:         Julian Fitzherbert <>
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Is there any word yet as to why the port main failed to come down?

(A Virgin Atlantic A340 made a successful semi-belly landing at Heathrow
last week [from Los Angeles] when the port main jammed in the mid-up/down
position. Everybody got off [some injuries during the shute egress]
and the plane looked ok apart from some damage to the belly and port inner
engine nacelle.)

Will the plane fly again? My guess is yes eventually.