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I was flying with my friend Mike in a 200 King Air inbound to TPA. When we couldn't get three gear lights, we told the tower we would abort to work on the gear problem.

"Would you like to declare an emergency?"

"Emergency is such a harsh word."

"Understand. We'll roll out the equipment anyway, though."

(Thankfully, we landed without a problem.)

Dan Carr
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