A Delta airlines flight from New York to Tampa made a rough landing after the front landing gear did not fully extend.
Flight number 2391 landed on its nose safety on Runway 19R around 10.35 PM local time, Federal Aviation Administration reports. The nose and the wheel door scraped the tarmac, forcing crews to tow the MD88 aircraft to a gate.
None of the Delta Airlines flight’s 147 passengers were injured during the landing, said Tampa airport spokeswoman Janet Zink.
The plane – an McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, MD-87, and MD-88) is a short- to medium-range, single-aisle jet that can accommodate from 130 up to 172 passengers.
The MD-80 series was introduced into commercial service on October 10, 1980 by Swissair – is still in service but is out of production as McDonnell Douglas merged with its rival, Boeing, in 1997.
As of November 2009, the MD-80 series has been involved in 60 incidents, including 27 hull-loss accidents, with 1,177 fatalities.
by Mircea Serafim
) - Sunday, August 19th, 2012 - filed under News
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