My General course instructor in A&P (Airframe and Powerplant0 school was Col Johnny Rush (USAF Ret). He'd flown the glorious C-124 Globemaster.
He was the very soul of southern wit and wisdom. On the subject of retractable gear aircraft I recall him saying in his good ol' boy drawl
"There are those that have and those that will -- belly land that is."
Prophetic words at Bagram
Ouch! That's gotta hurt.
Thankfully another favorite Johnny Rush aphorism didn't come into play in this case.
"Smoke curls to the left -- in the Northern Hemisphere."