One of the worst and most dangerous things that can happen on an airline flight is if the landing gear malfunctions. And that’s exactly what happened on an Iran Air 727 flight to Moscow. The front landing gear malfunctioned, which could have spelled disaster for all the passengers.

But instead, the pilot made a near perfect landing, considering he had no front landing gear. He had the back wheels land first, and then, ever so slowly, brought the nose of the plane down. The pilot gives the famous Chesley Sullenberger a run for his money.