Tuesday, March 13, 2007

All Nippon Airways plane lands without front gear

A pilot of an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Bombardier DHC8-Q400 plane had to make a belly landing at Kochi Airport after he realised that his front landing gear did not come down. View the video here. Remarkably, all 56 passengers and 4 crew members were unhurt. Another pilot with a major airline praised the belly landing calling it "an ideal landing". After this incident, ANA grounded all its Bombardier planes for inspection and wouldn't resume service until their safety have been confirmed.

4 comments:

Sir Thomas said...

Try doing a belly or nose landing with a Boeing 747 or similar aircraft. It will snap into two.

dann said...

never heard of bombardier before but those small planes usually freaks me out.

Anonymous said...

It is easier to do an emergency belly landing with an aircraft that is small.

Shy said...

At least the Japanese do something about it unlike the Indonesians.

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