Watch: Harrier with malfunctioning landing gear uses padded stool to land aboard the USS Bataan

Posted at 9:19 AM, Jun 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-27 17:27:07-04

Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney worried how he would land when the nose landing gear on his AV-8B Harrier malfunctioned after he took off from the Norfolk-based USS Bataan. Fortunately for him the Bataan carries a special padded stool for just such an emergency. Mahoney says he never actually saw the stool during the landing.