Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: ERJ190
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Country: Bahamas, The
AIRCRAFT LANDED WITH THE NOSE GEAR RETRACTED. NASSAU, BAHAMAS
NASSAU, Bahamas, (CMC) – Bahamian authorities say all 97 passengers and crew on board a Jet Blue aircraft were not injured when the aircraft made an emergency landing at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Friday evening,
The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said that a Jet Blue 29 Embraer 190 travelling to the Bahamas from Washington Dulles Airport (KIAD) had declared an emergency due to a landing gear problem.
Aviation officials said that only the right main gear was extended, and that both the left main gear and the nose gear were not.
“The pilot in command made a decision to attempt a landing at LPIA, and after burning some fuel, executed a safe landing…with the use of both the left and right main gear only. The nose gear was not extended. All passengers and crew were determined to be uninjured,” the CAD said in a statement.
It said as a result of the incident, the main runway at LPIA was temporarily closed to allow for the removal of the aircraft and that aircraft operations continue on another runway with minimal delays
“The public is informed that the Accident and Investigations Unit of the Flight Standards Inspectorate will immediately conduct an investigation into this incident, with a view to determining the circumstances which led to its occurrence,” the CAD said praising various stakeholders, including the pilot “for a job well done”.
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