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Landing gear of a flybe airplane collapses during landing at Amsterdam

British regional airline flybe confirmed that one of its aircraft was involved in an accident today at Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

One of the airline’s Q400 aircraft, registered G-JECP and operating flight BE1284 from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol, was landing on runway 22 when the right main gear collapsed during touchdown.

The aircraft departed from Edinburgh at 1410 local time bound for Amsterdam. The incident occurred at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at approximately 1659 local time.

There are no injuries and all 59 passengers and crew have been bussed to the airport terminal.

flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener said:

“Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our passengers and crew. Our pilots regularly train for situations such as this in simulators at our training academy in Exeter. Our cabin crew members are also fully trained to deal with these situations professionally”.

“We have sent a specialist team to offer assistance to the investigation and we will now do all we can to understand the cause of this incident”

The airport announced that operations have resumed.

Weather reports around the time of the accident:

EHAM 231655Z 25034G45KT 210V280 9999 -RA FEW020 SCT032 BKN042 07/03 Q0985 TEMPO 7000 EHAM 231625Z 24032G45KT 210V270 9999 -RA FEW020 BKN045 08/04 Q0985 NOSIG EHAM 231555Z 24031G46KT 210V270 9999 -RA FEW020 SCT028 BKN037 08/04 Q0985 TEMPO 7000 BKN020 EHAM 231525Z 24037G51KT 9999 -RA FEW020 SCT032 08/04 Q0985 TEMPO 7000 BKN020 EHAM 231455Z 23034G48KT 180V260 9999 FEW022 09/03 Q0985 TEMPO 7000 -RA BKN020 EHAM 231425Z 23031G42KT 200V270 9999 FEW022 09/04 Q0986 TEMPO 7000 -RA BKN020

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