Polish passenger plane forced to land without front wheel; no one injured

A Polish plane on a domestic flight has made a safe emergency landing with a malfunctioning front wheel, a spokesman for Warsaw’s international airport said.

The Bombardier Q400 propeller plane’s front wheel closed during the landing, causing the aircraft’s nose to hit the runway, Warsaw Chopin Airport spokesman Adrian Kubicki said on TVN24.

Mr Kubicki said the 59 passengers and four crew members on board got off unaided and uninjured.

A Polish LOT airline passenger plane with its nose down on the runway after making an emergency landing with 59 passengers and four crew aboard at the international Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Authorities think the front wheel malfunctioned during landing, but nobody was injured in the incident. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

He said the pilot warned of problems with the wheel while on approach to the airport.

The airport was closed and the runway was sprayed with foam in preparation for the emergency landing.

The Polish airline LOT’s plane was flying from the southern city of Krakow.

A special aviation commission will investigate the incident.


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