BALPA response to Flybe emergency landing in Belfast

Release date: 10/11/2017

A Flybe plane had to make an emergency landing this afternoon (Friday 10th November) at Belfast International Airport after a problem with the nose gear.

The flight to Inverness spent two hours circling to burn fuel before making the emergency landing.

BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton, said:

“Landing without a nose gear is a very difficult manoeuvre, but one pilots train extensively for. The pilots in this case appear to have done a sterling job of bringing the aircraft back under those circumstances. 

“We expect the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) will commence its work to look into this incident immediately, and we will support them in whatever way we can.”