Flight Makes Emergency Landing Without Nose Gear
A flight from Philadelphia International Airport carrying 52 passengers and four crew members was forced to make an emergency landing at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport when its landing gear failed to deploy.
Photos show American Airways Flight 1825, operated by US Airways, resting on its belly on the tarmac after the dramatic landing.
According to reports, the plane's nose gear did not deploy, so the pilot decided to make an emergency landing, touching down nose-first before the aircraft came to a stop.
Passengers then quickly evacuated the Embraer 190 via the emergency slide as the plane began to spark.
One passenger was transported to a local hospital, however the injuries of that passenger are not reported to be serious.
An investigation is underway to determine why the plane's nose gear failed.
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American Airlines released the following statement, "American Airlines Flight 1825, operated by US Airways, from Philadelphia International Airport made a safe landing at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport yesterday evening after the nose-gear did not deploy. The Embraer 190 had 52 passengers and a crew of four. The passengers exited the aircraft on the tarmac via aircraft slides. One passenger has been transported to a local hospital, however, the injuries of that passenger are not reported to be serious.
"American's primary concern at this time is for our passengers and crew. We are in contact with the authorities and cooperating with response efforts."
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