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Q400 Lands Sans Nose Gear

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Nicely done....

Watch: Crashed Flybe plane skids to halt at Belfast airport340.jpg

A Flybe flight has crash landed with no nose gear at Belfast International Airport.

Flight BE331 had 56 people onboard when it carried out an emergency landing on Friday. Pictures show the Bombardier Q-400 aircraft with its nose unsupported as it hits the ground.evious

The plane, which was due to travel to Inverness, burned fuel in a holding pattern off the coast of Belfast for around two hours after it declared the emergency.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has sent a team to Belfast to investigate the incident.

The flight which took off at 11.07am landed at Belfast International Airport just before 2pm with the nose gear up and stopped on the runway.

Fire crews were on standby at Belfast International Airport for the emergency landing and said "no action" was required.

In a statement Flybe said: "Flybe can confirm that one passenger was taken to hospital with a minor hand injury following an incident involving one of our aircraft this afternoon which landed with its nose gear raised at Belfast International Airport at 1330 local time.

"There are no further reports of any other passenger or crew injuries.

"There were 52 passengers plus one infant on board and four crew members.

"We are sending a specialist team to Belfast to offer assistance and we will now do all we can to understand the cause of this incident."

Flybe confirm 52 passengers and Four Crew were on board the aircraft that landed at Belfast International without nose gear

 
 

In a statement Belfast International Airport said: "Flybe flight BEE331 routing Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) declared a full emergency after take-off from BHD, and subsequent intention to divert to Belfast International Airport (BFS) shortly after 1300, stating an undercarriage fault.

"The aircraft landed safely on the main runway (25) at BFS at 1333, blocking the runway, at which stage the event was upgraded to an Aircraft Accident.  No serious injuries have been reported.

"Full Emergency response procedures have been activated at BFS, but the airport remains open and operational utilising the BFS crosswind runway."  

Belfast Telegraph Digital

 

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Idiots in the UK media just can’t resist using the word “crash”. 

Edited by J.O.

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I think FlyBe has some experience here.  I seem to remember this happening to them before

 

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now just do the left gear and they will have gone full circle......:cool:

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Is this a problem with Fly BE’s Q400 landing gear or a problem with the people who get to play with the gear handle?

Edited by blues deville

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Could be the result of many, many hard cross wind landings at the airports they serve coupled with high number of cycles..  

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I read elsewhere that there had been an issue in the preceding days involving a botched retraction that caused gear door damage. Maybe it's related - maybe not.

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The Q400 has a history of gear issues.  Some were design issues and some were operator error.

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