International: Saved by Salad Oil

Captain Austin J. King of San Rafael, Calif, banked his heavy-bellied C46 over Seoul airport one night this week, pushed the stick forward and prepared to land. Suddenly the pilot noticed that the plane's hydraulic system was out of order, and that one of the landing wheels was stuck in its casing. King pried open the trap door in the floor of his cockpit, wriggled into the narrow passage in the wing of his aircraft and tried to lower the wheel by hand. For 90 minutes he wrestled in the darkness of the wing...

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