A US Airways plane traveling from Philadelphia to Houston was forced to make an emergency landing without its nose gear being deployed, an airline spokesperson said Tuesday. American Airlines Flight 1825 had departed from Philadelphia International Airport, carrying 52 passengers and four crew members.
A George Bush Intercontinental Airport spokesperson reportedly said that the pilot noticed that the plane’s landing gear was not coming down and decided to make an emergency landing. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the nose gear was reportedly in the "up" position. One person was injured in the incident and was taken to a nearby hospital, media reports said. Authorities reportedly said that the injury was not life-threatening.
Smoke began to form in the cabin after the pilot made the landing, NBC News reported. The passengers were evacuated “on the tarmac via aircraft slides,” US Airways reportedly said in a statement. The Houston Fire Department arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire, according to media reports.
The National Transportation Safety Board will reportedly investigate the incident that occurred on Monday night.
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