A Closer Look at Retractable Landing Gear

  • Apr 22, 2014 10:27am GMT

Is it possible for someone to survive in the wheel well of a large airplane? How much room is inside that wheel well? What does a retracting gear leg look like anyways?

Attached below are numerous videos involving retractable landing gear. The first video is one by CNN that shows how someone could possibly get into a B767's wheel well and where they could fit. The rest are close-up views of landing gear retracting and extending on small and very large planes.

So sit back and take a few minutes to geek-out and watch the engineering marvels of retractable landing gear at work.