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30th Sep 2010, 08:00
From stuff.co.nz

Plane crash lands at Blenheim airport - national | Stuff.co.nz (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4184677/Plane-crash-lands-at-Blenheim-airport)

A passenger plane has crash landed at Blenheim airport this afternoon and all on board have got off safely.

The Bombardier Dash-8 Q300 aircraft's nose wheel has collapsed but there is no other visible damage.

Airport manager Dean Heiford said no one was injured.

Air New Zealand confirmed that the Q300, operated by subsidiary Air Nelson, experienced a nose wheel failure after landing at Blenheim at 5:05pm.

Flight NZ8441, from Wellington to Nelson, had diverted to Blenheim due to poor weather in Nelson.

There were 46 passengers and three crew onboard.

The aircraft remains on the runway and will be inspected by engineers.

Passengers were taken from the plane by bus at 5.30pm and were being looked after in an airport building away from the terminal.

A man waiting in the airport terminal for a flight said the plane circled a few times quite low along the runway and then landed in a short distance.

Emergency services arrived while the plane was circling, he said.

The terminal was full of people waiting for passengers and those waiting to catch flights.

All flights are on hold until 6.30pm, when the situation will be reassessed.

Emergency services are still at the scene.

Lisa-Marie Gibson, barista at a café in the airport, said no-one made a fuss in terminal. "I didn't realise it had happened until a policeman came in.”

30th Sep 2010, 09:38
QTN, Any idea if this was an event after Alternate Landing Geat Extension ?

30th Sep 2010, 09:50
too early to tell..
however, circling and a low pass, makes you wonder..

30th Sep 2010, 18:50
Crash landing? Really!!!!

Emergency landing, probably, if the article can be believed.

Engine Wizard
3rd Oct 2010, 03:35
" ...crash landed... ? Hardly!
We can always depend on the media to blow a story right out of proportion! :rolleyes:

3rd Oct 2010, 05:53
QTN, Any idea if this was an event after Alternate Landing Geat Extension ?

From the snippet I've heard, it was. And possibly involved a safe indication on one gear panel and an unsafe indication on the second panel, which usually means you can consider the gear locked (as per the ATR, and I assume a standard industry design).


3rd Oct 2010, 13:14
Normally after alternative landing gear extension you have two chances to verify correct down and locked, via the normal Landing Gear selector lever lights and if alt gear extension was performed, also via the downlock verification switch which indicates the related gear is down and locked . This is a infrared system that is independent of the regular ldg gear advisory system...so no, one cannot assume gear is locked down in absence of at least 1 green from either system.......maybe the snippet has it wrong.....