A pilot 'saved' the ives of 18 people when he managed to land a historic aircraft after the front wheel failed to deploy.
Passengers on a World War Two Catalina aeroplane were "enormously scared" when a memorial flight commemorating fallen Dutch soldiers hit troubling times.
Following the fly-past of Dutch city The Hague, the trip came to an end and the pilot, who remains unnamed, went to land.
But he realised that his landing gear was stuck and that only the craft’s rear wheels would deploy.
He circled while emergency services gathered at Lelystad Airport in the central Dutch province of Flevoland.