Charlotte-Bound Delta Flight Successfully Lands Without Nose Gear

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Plane Grounded

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Delta Air Lines flight DL 1092 just landed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) without its landing gear. Miraculously, no injuries have been reported. Two pilots, three flight attendants, and 96 passengers safely deplaned the Boeing 717 via emergency slides and Runway 36 Left is currently closed.

Twitter user @parks3811 posted several pictures of the aircraft oddly flat against the ground. She reports that the landing was smooth even without the nose gear. User @skobi1kanobi added more shots of the aircraft. Well done, pilots.

A video from inside the plane has been tweeted. Thanks to Eye of the Flyer for pointing this out.

What is Nose Gear?

The nose gear, also known as the nose landing gear, is a part of an aircraft’s landing gear system. It is located at the front of the plane and is responsible for supporting its weight during taxi, takeoff, and landing.

Anthony’s Take: Thankfully, no injuries have been reported. This had to be a scary situation for all on the plane. Good to hear they’re on the ground safely. Delta’s pilots should be commended for a job well done.

(Featured Image Credit: Chris Skotarczak.)

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