Flybe Flight 1284 suffers landing mishap at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

PUBLISHED Thu, February 23, 2017 - 11:31am EST
Credit: AT5

Flybe Flight 1284 has suffered a landing gear collapse while landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport after a flight from Scotland, triggering a major emergency response, officials say. There were no reports of injuries. (more)

The incident happened just before 5 p.m. local time on Thursday when Flight BE1284 touched down, after which the aircraft's right landing gear collapsed as it rolled down the runway. The aircraft did not exit the runway.

The incident prompted a massive emergency response and a major incident was briefly declared. Flights at Schiphol Airport were also briefly halted, but officials later said that no one had been injured and the situation was under control.

Passengers were evacuated from the plane and taken to the terminal by bus.

A total of 59 passengers and 4 crew members were on board the aircraft. Flight 1284, operated by a Dash 8 aircraft, had taken off from Dundee in Scotland and made a stop in Edinburgh before flying on to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.

There was also no immediate word on the cause of Thursday's incident, which happened as a major storm battered the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. The severe weather had already caused flight delays and cancellations.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is located in Haarlemmermeer, just southwest of Amsterdam, and is one of the busiest airports in Europe in terms of passengers.

  Amsterdam, Netherlands     





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