An All Nippon Airways (ANA) plane carrying 56 passengers and four crew landed safely at Kochi Airport in southern Japan on Tuesday after its nose gear failed to descend, live TV footage showed.
The plane landed on its rear wheels and progressed down the runway before the nose touched down and some sparks flew. Fire trucks then sprayed the plane with water.
Passengers disembarked through the cabin door, many carrying hand luggage, and boarded a bus for the airport terminal. A Transport Ministry official said there were no injuries.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Nose Landing of Japanese Bombardier DHC-8 in Osaka - Crew of All Nippon Airways (ANA) couldn't get nosegear down
What happens if the landing gear on your jet doesn't come down when you need to land? You land the plane nose first, of course. Here's more from Reuters: