Delta B717 Makes Successful Landing Without Nose Gear

Delta Air Lines Flight 1092 landed without a nose gear at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on the morning of June 28, according to the airline. The aircraft, a Boeing 717 originating in Atlanta, landed successfully around 9 a.m. The aircraft remained on the runway awaiting removal assistance, according to the Charlotte airport authorities.

The runway at Charlotte was closed as the airport and Delta worked to remove the aircraft from the runway. The incident caused additional flight delays after several days of weather related issues.

Two pilots, three flight attendants and 96 passengers were on board (a total of 101 people), according to Delta. Reports say that nobody was injured.

“While this is a rare occurrence, Delta flight crews train extensively to safely manage through many scenarios,” A Delta statement said. “We apologize to our customers for their experience.”