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Polish pilot hailed a hero after 767 lands on its belly

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Polish pilot hailed a hero after 767 lands on its belly

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A Polish pilot is being hailed a hero after successfully crash-landing a passenger plane in Warsaw.

With 231 people on board, the Boeing 767 had to be brought down on its belly after the landing gear failed to open.

No one was injured.

The plane arrived in Warsaw after a flight from the US, but the problem was spotted before approaching Europe.

The aircraft circled above the airport for about an hour and excess fuel was also dumped.

One passenger says the crash landing was so smooth that it seemed like a normal landing.

But another man says there was a lot of fear and people were crying.

The happy outcome was a huge relief for a country that has suffered numerous aviation disasters in recent years, including one in 2010 that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.