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Miraculous Escape For Passengers As Plane Lands With No Front Wheel

New Jersey, Feb 28: Passengers of United Express Flight 5124 had a miraculous escape when the plane landed at the Newark Liberty Airport without any front wheel, reports ‘Daily Mail'.There were no reports of injuries

PTI [ Updated: February 28, 2012 12:46 IST ]
miraculous escape for passengers as plane lands with no
miraculous escape for passengers as plane lands with no front wheel

New Jersey, Feb 28: Passengers of United Express Flight 5124 had a miraculous escape when the plane landed at the Newark Liberty Airport without any front wheel, reports ‘Daily Mail'.


There were no reports of injuries among the 71 people aboard.

Authorities say Flight 5124 landed around 6:20pm today, shortly after the pilot was approaching the airport to land as scheduled and noticed problem with the plane's front landing gear.

       

As the plane landed, the defunct landing gear collapsed under the weight of the aircraft, and the plane was later seen with its nose down on the runway.

Passengers were evacuated from the jet shortly after landing via the plane's inflated emergency chutes.

       

Newark firefighters were called to the scene, but found no smoke or fire aboard the plane.

Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the airport was closed shortly after the landing.

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