On Wednesday, a Delta aircraft landed unplanned at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in the US. Although there were no reported casualties, the airport announced in a Facebook post that the runway was blocked while workers attempted to remove the jet from the runway. Delta says the aircraft departed from Atlanta at 7:25 a.m. The airline claimed 96 passengers, two pilots, and three flight attendants were 96 passengers, two pilots, and three flight attendants on board the Boeing 717 aircraft.
'Nose gear unsafe' was indicated to the pilots as the aircraft neared CLT. According to a statement on Delta's website, the crew started a missed approach process to explore the signal further.
The aircraft flew past the Charlotte ATC tower so air traffic control authorities could "visually inspect" it. Delta said the nose touchdown doors were open, but the nose gear was still up.
Chris Skotarczak, one of the travellers on board, told ABC News that there was no commotion during the landing. He also commended the crew's efforts.
The site further stated that people clapped as the plane landed and disembarked. Passengers were cautioned to prepare for a jarring touchdown.
Delta said in a statement: "While this is a rare occurrence, Delta flight crews train extensively to manage through many scenarios and flight safely 1092 landed successfully without reported injuries. Our next focus is to care for our customers on this flight. This includes safely retrieving their bags and guiding them to their final destination. We apologize to our customers for what they experienced."
Even though this was an unusual event, the Delta flight crew underwent thorough training to handle a variety of circumstances safely. Flight 1092 arrived without injuries. Our next priority is to look after our passengers on this flight. This includes getting their baggage to them securely and ensuring they reach their destinations. In a detailed statement, the airline expressed regret to its clients for what they went through.
The flight's nose gear was up when it touched down, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acknowledged this and stated it would look into how it happened.
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