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A Plane Has Crash Landed At Belfast Airport This Afternoon

By AmyBell

November 10, 2017 at 4:19pm

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A Flybe plane has crash landed at George Best Belfast City Airport after suffering technical issues after take-off.

The passenger plane was forced to make the crash landing after the nose gear broke shortly after taking off at the airport.

The flight to Inverness was carrying 52 passengers including one infant when the pilots noticed a problem with the nose gear, the Independent reports.

According to flight tracking website Airlive.net, the Flybe plane spent two hours circling 3,800ft above the Irish Sea to burn off fuel before making the emergency landing.

The pilot was able to land the plane without its front wheel.

Everyone was reported to have gotten off the plane safely with one person being taken to hospital for a minor hand injury that is said to have occurred during landing.

A Flybe spokesman said: "Flybe can confirm that there has been an incident involving one of our Bombardier Q-400 aircraft, flight no BE331 which landed with no nose gear in place.

"The aircraft departed from Belfast City at 1107 local time bound for Inverness. The incident occurred at Belfast International Airport at approximately 1.30pm local time.

"There are 52 passengers on board and four crew members. Our primary concern is for the welfare of the passengers and crew."

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