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Flybe plane makes emergency landing at Belfast airport

Flybe plane makes emergency landing at Belfast airport

A spokesman said: "There are no further reports of any other passenger or crew injuries".

The plane was carrying 52 passengers, one infant, and four crew members. The plane circled in a holding pattern, burning fuel, for about two hours before landing at the city's global airport.

Although full emergency procedures were deployed, the airport remains open, an airport spokeswoman said.

The Flybe aircraft seen from a passenger landing on an EasyJet flight from Glasgow.

The craft crashed with its nose down on a runway at the terminal after taking off from the Belfast City-George best airport at 11.30am.

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One person suffers a hand injury after the aircraft landed with no nose gear - meaning the front of the plane was unsupported.

"The incident occurred at Belfast International Airport at approximately 1:30 pm".

An investigation into the incident is underway.

A passenger plane carrying more than 50 people made an emergency landing without its nose gear at Belfast International Airport in Northern Ireland Friday, after circling for two hours to burn fuel.

Brian Strutton, general secretary of pilots' union Balpa, described landing without nose gear as a "very hard manoeuvre". "No action required from NIFRS at the scene".


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