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Plane heading from Belfast to Inverness was diverted due to damaged landing equipment


By Gregor White


The plane had been heading to Inverness Airport.
The plane had been heading to Inverness Airport.

Fifty-three passengers and four crew members were on board the Flybe flight from Belfast City Airport.

Flight BE331 was heading to Inverness on November 10, 2017 when crew identified a problem with the aircraft's nose gear and it was diverted to Belfast International Airport.

It landed without nose landing gear and two people suffered minor injuries after the plane landed.

The incident was investigated by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) which has reported that a damaged piece of electrical equipment led to the nose gear failing to retract properly, becoming jammed in the nose landing gear bay.

The AAIB said the manufacturer had taken action to rectify the problem.



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