"Was That A Question Or A Statement?"
The good thing is there was an aiport that it could land at, safely, instead of....crashing :
Are more planes being 'forced down' recently? Or is it something you just start to notice after a lot of them?
The B1B Lancer bomber, which can carry conventional and nuclear arms over a large distance, landed at about 9.25pm (AEDT) on last night after reporting problems with its landing gear.
Media reports say the plane, which is capable of speeds of more than 1500km/h, was on its way to the Avalon Airshow but diverted to Tullamarine, with emergency services standing by as it landed.