Virgin Atlantic flight VS43 lands safely after landing gear fault

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    Virgin Atlantic flight VS43 lands safely after landing gear fault

     
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    Glad they were able to bring it down safely at Gatwick. Picture on TV of the plane safely on the ground was a bit foggy, although it seemed from a distance that the main gear sets had the plane sitting a bit lower then usual. The video shows some smoke from the landing gear on touchdown and continuing during the slowdown on the runway.
     
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    Anyone know if it was front or rear landing gear that was in question?

    There are four sets in back. If it isn't one of the outer sets, could the plane reasonably safely land on three? What if it is the outside set? How critical is that for balance? Hmm.
     
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    Right main gear according to http://avherald.com/h?article=47f7b9f9&opt=0
     
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