I used to fly on FC for Air Atlantique...glad I didn't follow it to Blue Islands! The local BBC Jersey website is reporting that the plane 'crash landed', however it landed safely and the gear collapsed as it was turning off the runway. All passengers ok and left the airport. Not so for the hundreds stranded there now with the runway closed til at least 1430.
Last edited by steviedash; 16th Jun 2012 at 10:31.
I went to the BBC news website out of curiosity, I wish I hadn't........
"A plane has crashed after touching down at Jersey Airport." - er no it hasn't, check the definition of the word "crash".
"The landing gear on the Blue Islands ATR 42 plane failed to open" - oh ok it failed to open but then......
"After touchdown, taxiing to its stand, there appeared to be a collapse of the undercarriage." - so what you are saying is that it failed to open, but they landed normally (with one gear "closed"), and as they transitioned to the taxi phase it then went plop. Remarkable!
"Blue Islands said there had been an unknown mechanical failure of the left hand handling gear." - I must remember to check the handling gear on my next walkaround.