BENGALURU- On July 11, 2023, a plane belonging to a private charter company made an emergency landing at HAL Airport in Bengaluru as Nose gear was unable to extend upon landing.
According to a video shared with us by the source, the plane is seen landing on the runway with a nose up. Subsequently, the runway is covered with foam to prevent possible fire ignited by the fuselage and runway surface.
Plane Experienced Nose Gear Failure at HAL
According to the source, the aircraft involved in the incident is Beech 390 Premier IA aircraft, which has the registration VT-KBN. Further, the plane owner has hidden the tracking of the plane, so it’s difficult to determine its flight history.
But we dig deeper and found out that the aircraft is possibly leased from Span Air by an Indian charter company. Subsequently, according to the website, it is delivered to them back in 2008. As per the source, it frequently operates flights to and from Bangalore city.
The HAL Spokeperson, Gopal Sutar, told India Express about the incident and confirmed the nose gear failure. He stated, ‘A private aviation aircraft departed for Bangalore International Airport but had to return to HAL due to a landing gear problem. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the nose wheel was not fully deployed.’
‘Emergency landing clearance was granted, and all necessary safety measures were implemented to prevent any fire hazards on the runway. Despite the absence of a functioning nose wheel, the aircraft successfully landed. The pilots emerged unharmed, and the runway remained undamaged. Efforts are currently underway to recover the disabled aircraft,’ added Mr. Sutar.
Delta Air Lines (DL) has reported that a Boeing 717 aircraft, operating as Delta Flight 1092, successfully landed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Wednesday morning despite its landing gear not being extended.
The incident, although rare, showcased the expertise of Delta’s flight crews in managing unexpected scenarios. With a focus on passenger and crew safety, the plane was brought to a safe stop on the runway.
Passengers and crew members on board included two pilots, three flight attendants, and 96 individuals in total. Upon landing, the aircraft’s nose gear remained in the “up” position, but this did not compromise the overall safety of the landing.
Delta Air Lines assured the public that there were no reported injuries and emphasized that the welfare of their customers and personnel is of utmost importance.
The plane made a low approach, then ascended once again before executing a smooth landing. Despite the unconventional circumstances, the passengers were able to evacuate the aircraft using slides without any injuries reported.
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