PAL Airlines DHC-8 Performs a Nose Gear up Landing

Photo: Marcel Hohl

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A PAL Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-300, performing flight from Churchill Falls to Deer Lake (Canada) with 47 passengers and 4 crew, performed a nose gear up landing.

  • Aircraft was on approach to Deer Lake when the crew received an unsafe nose gear indication and went around.
  • The crew performed a low approach to Deer Lake to have the nose gear inspected from the ground, which showed the nose gear was not down.
  • Due to the present weather at Deer Lake, the crew decided to divert to Stephenville (Canada) where the crew performed a nose gear up landing. There were no injuries, the damage to the aircraft is being assessed.
  • The airline reported the aircraft “had an indication of a potential nose landing gear issue.”