The last remaining Sea Vixen aircraft, Foxy Lady landed gear up at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset, in South West England. The Sea Vixen aircraft first flew in 1951 and was the first British two-seat aircraft to break the sound barrier.

Foxy Lady XP924 first flew on September 23, 1963.

Scott Dabinett, 32, captured amazing photos of the incident, which saw the pilot make an impressive landing without landing gear after flying back from the Duxford Air Show in Cambridgeshire.

He said: “As soon as we saw the pilot was OK we all started breathing again. Everyone was shaking. The emergency guys were on the scene straight away and took control of the situation.”

He added: “The aircraft returned from Duxford and flew up the runway. We then heard radio communications between the tower and the pilot asking for visual of the landing gear.

“The response was your undercarriage is clean, which means it is still up. After several more passes and discussion between pilot and tower and other emergency personnel, it was soon announced that this was going to be a gear-up belly landing.” – The Telegraph

The Sea Vixen is a twin boom, two engine, dual seat jet fighter.

Featured image by BAV MEDIA


This article is courtesy of Fighter Sweep.