Plane Came 20-30 Ft. of Landing with Wheels Up
Reports are just coming out now regarding a Cessna 210 that almost landed with its wheels up. "My heart was just pounding. The guy was 20 to 30 feet above the ground," Carlos Rodriguez, an Ontario Airport air traffic controller, said who was informed by a Southwest Airlines pilot who first saw the Cessna trying to land. Rodriguez then quickly informed another controller, Bruce Bradigan who told the pilot to abort landing. The pilot, William R. Otto, has been flying private planes for 30 years and didn't use his checklist for landing. As he told the LA Times: "I made a mistake."