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Turkish Airlines flight: Plane nose gear collapses on hard landing in strong winds

Plane skids off runway

Turkish Airlines flight: Plane nose gear collapses on hard landing in strong winds
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The nose gear of a Turkish Airlines plane collapsed when it crash-landed during strong winds.

Flight TK467 was flying from Istanbul to Odessa, Ukraine, when the incident occurred.

As the Boeing 737 jet was approaching the runway in heavy crosswinds, it had a rough landing and appears to have skidded off the runway.

As a result of the hard landing, the nose gear of the plane, which includes the front wheels, collapsed.

The plane, which had 136 passengers onboard, had already performed a go-around after an unsuccessful first landing attempt.

The plane was safely evacuated, according to the Odessa Airport Authority, and engineers were sent to the narrow-body plane to assess the damage.

The airport commission is investigating the incident, it said.

As a result of the crash, the runway at Odessa airport was temporarily closed.

The Independent has contacted Turkish Airlines for comment.

It’s not the first time that a plane had come off the runway during a rough landing.

Earlier this month, an American Airlines flight had a bumpy finish when it slid off the runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

The Embraer ERJ145 had just landed after travelling from Piedmont Triad International Airport near Greensboro, North Carolina, on 11 November.

In May, a pilot safely landed a passenger plane without using its front wheels after they failed to deploy on arrival at the airport.

Video footage of the emergency touchdown showed sparks flying from the nose of the aircraft as it slid along the runway in Myanmar.

None of the 82 passengers and seven flight crew were injured during the incident at Mandalay International Airport.

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