Just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, an LOT Polish Airlines flight originating in Newark, NJ (just outside of New York City) was forced to make an emergency landing at Warsaw's Chopin Airport.
The Boeing 767 airliner, carrying about 230 people, circled the airport in Warsaw for over an hour after the pilot discovered a technical problem with the landing gear, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
The aircraft was unable to deploy its landing gear and was forced to approach the tarmac with its wheels stowed.
The fire brigade laid out special flame retardant foam for the plane to land on and the pilot emptied the fuel tanks in preparation for the emergency landing, according to LOT spokesman Leszek Chorzewski.
The fire brigade along with emergency personnel waited nearby on the ground, jumping into gear as soon as the plane landed, the Warsaw Business Journal reports.
All safety features worked fine and, thanks to this, nobody was injured, Chorzewski told Reuters.
The plane landed successfully, bumping and shooting out flames from its underbelly as it touched ground.
Remarkably, the plane was able to come to a complete stop and did not appear to undergo any structural damage.
There were no reports of any injuries, though passengers were taken to a medical center to be examined by doctors, Przemyslaw Przybylski, a spokesman for the Warsaw airport, told The Associated Press.
Passengers were evacuated from the plane and the airport has reportedly closed to the public until tomorrow. Flights which had been scheduled to land in Warsaw have been diverted to Lodz, Gdansk and Krakow.
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