Plane on domestic flight makes emergency landing in Poland

WARSAW (AP) – A spokesman for Warsaw’s international airport said Wednesday that a Polish plane on a domestic flight made a safe emergency landing with a malfunctioning front wheel and no one was hurt.

Warsaw Chopin Airport spokesman Adrian Kubicki said on TVN24 Wednesday night that the Bombardier Dash Q400 propeller plane’s front wheel closed during the landing, causing the aircraft’s nose to hit the runway.

Kubicki said that the 59 passengers and four crew members on board got off unaided and were in good condition. He said the pilot warned of problems with the wheel while on approach to the airport around 7pm local time (1800 GMT.)

A Polish LOT airline passenger plane had its nose down on the runway after making an emergency landing with 59 passengers and four crew members aboard at the international Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland on January 10. – AP

The airport was closed and the runway was sprayed with foam in preparation for the emergency landing. Arriving flights were redirected to other cities, while all departing flights were postponed.

The Polish airline LOT plane was flying from the southern city of Krakow.

A special aviation commission will investigate the incident.