US Airways plane makes unusual belly landing at Newark airport

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/18/us-usa-plane-landing-idUSBRE94H0AT20130518

    A US Airways flight made an emergency landing on its belly at Newark Liberty International Airport early on Saturday after the plane's landing gear failed to deploy, but no one was injured, airline and government officials said.

    Piedmont Airlines flight 4560, operating for US Airways from Philadelphia with 34 passengers and three crew members, landed safely at 1 a.m., and passengers were evacuated on the tarmac and transported to the terminal, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said in an email.

    Belly landings are unusual and dangerous because of the threat of fire from the plane fuselage skidding on a hard surface, according to aviation experts.

    The airport was closed for more than an hour, and the runway was closed for more than eight hours following the incident, officials said.

    The National Transportation Safety Board said in a Twitter post that it was investigating. A US Airways spokesman said the plane is a Dash 8-100 with a capacity of 37 passengers. The plane was made by De Havilland of Canada, which is owned by Bombardier Inc.

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    US airways Express, I assume?
     
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    This is why I'm taking the train from Philadelphia to Newark Airport.
     
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    Isn't this like the 5th landing gear incident with this type?
     
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