Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

In Britain, the plane landed without nose gear

In Britain, the plane landed without nose gear

The Bombardier Q-400 had to circle the Northern Irish airport for two hours to burn off fuel before it landed.

However, after an hour, the captain declared an emergency and circled for a further hour to reduce fuel to a minimum before attempting an emergency landing.

A female passenger was taken to hospital today after a Flybe flight from Belfast to Inverness made an emergency landing following a landing gear fault.


A picture shows the jet mid-air without it's landing gear, before it mysteriously vanished off the radar at 2,300ft.

Belfast City airport's main runway was closed to other aircraft and fire brigade vehicles waited near by.

'The aircraft departed from Belfast City at 1107 local time bound for Inverness.

There were no injuries reported among the 57 passengers and crew.

"There are 52 passengers on board and four crew members". The incident occurred at Belfast International Airport at approximately 1.30pm local time.

The airline said it was sending a specialist team to Belfast to "do all we can to understand the cause of this incident".

Brian Strutton, general secretary of the British Airline Pilots Association, said landing without nose gear is "a very hard maneuver".

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