A movie of a pilot landing in water should be a movie of a pilot landing in water and not one of a pilot landing in water — but every once in a while, some pilot lands in water. And most usually aren’t shown in a movie. One of them was this pilot who landed a plane with no landing gear in the Pacific Ocean off Australia in 2002. Another was this pilot who dumped fuel over the Caribbean Sea to keep his passengers on the flight from getting seasick.
In 1981, a pilot was forced to dump fuel as his plane slid down a mountain slope and over the edge of Lake Superior. After using other aircrafts to rescue him, he made it to shore safely. Another pilot walked off with a severed foot when the plane he was piloting crashed into a mountain in Rwanda in 2002.
Here are just a few of the most alarming of some of the more dramatic plane landings ever recorded. They range from pretty straight out to just plain scary.