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Partial gear up landing

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.


A Fokker 100, with 97 people on board, was on approach to its destination when the left main gear didn’t extend properly. As a result, the crew decided to abort the approach and enter a holding pattern to consider their options. They tried to lower the gear a few more times but they weren’t able to, and eventually they decided to perform a partial gear up landing. Their approach was normal, but after the plane touched down it veered to the right and onto the grass. It stopped about 50m onto the grass. There were 5 minor injuries and 3 serious injuries, non of the flight crew were injured but the plane was substantially damaged.

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