An Air Cargo Carrier Shorts SD-360 Nose Gear Collapses on Landing


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An Air Cargo Carrier Shorts SD-360, performing freight flight from Danville to Louisville (USA), nose gear collapsed on landing.

  • Aircraft landed on Louisville’s runway but suffered the collapse of the nose gear and was unable to vacate the runway.
  • Tower instructed the next approach to go around, then asked whether they were able to vacate the runway, the crew replied in the negative, tower asked “was this a gear up landing” to which the crew replied “affirm”.
  • Tower subsequently queried “do you need emergency services over there?”, the crew replied the nose gear was broken. Runway 17L was closed.
  • The FAA reported the nose gear collapsed on landing, the damage was unknown.