Ever seen a Harrier crashland on a stool?

We all know and love the AV-8B Harrier and its half-brother AV-8A/Sea Harrier/Matador kin. Well, recently Marine Capt. William Mahoney, of VMM-263 (Reinforced), attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), had to perform Vertical Landing on USS Bataan, after his AV-8B Harrier aircraft experienced a front landing gear malfunction. So they gave him a stool…

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