A Delta Airlines MD-80 jet landed at Tampa International Airport on its nose Saturday night when the nose gear would not fully extend.
Delta Airlines Flight 2391, with 147 passengers aboard, landed safely on runway 19R with no one getting hurt.
The runway was closed briefly while crews carried out inspections. It was opened a short time later.
The jet was inbound from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and landed at 10:19 PM local time.
Airnation.net contributor ‘Chris’ updated this story:
Actually there was nothing wrong with the nose gear. The gear was down and locked, but the main gear doors did not retract properly. When the plane landed, the doors scraped the runway under the main gear.
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