In Britain, the plane landed without nose gear

In Britain, the plane landed without nose gear

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British airline Flybe said its aircraft on Board of which there were 52 passengers and four crew members, landed at the worldwide airport of Belfast without the front of the chassis.

The plane was forced to circle the city of Belfast and dump fuel to reduce weight before the emergency landing at the Belfast worldwide airport, according to Flybe.

The plane landed at Belfast International Airport just before 2pm with the nose gear up and stopped on the runway.

She said: "The aircraft had an undercarriage problem".

The Bombardier Q-400 had taken off shortly after 11am on Friday but the fault was quickly detected.

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"The aircraft departed from Belfast City at 11.07 local time bound for Inverness". The incident occurred at Belfast International Airport at approximately 1.30pm local time.

"Our primary concern is for the welfare of the passengers and crew".

A pilot who landed an airliner with no nose gear has been praised for his "superb" skills and avoiding a fire.

BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton, said: "Landing without a nose gear is a very hard manoeuvre, but one pilots train extensively for".

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was sending a team to the airport to investigate the incident. "No action required from NIFRS at the scene".

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