LOT’s Q400 SP-EQG nose gear collapses on landing, closing Warsaw Chopin Airport (now open)

EuroLOT (eurolot.com) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) SP-EQG (msn 4423) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 922297.

LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw) flight LO 3924 from Kraków to Warsaw (Chopin) (WAW) on January 10, 2018 with the pictured Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) SP-EQG landed safely on runway 11 at WAW. However the nose geared collapsed on landing, closing the runway and the airport. WAW was later reopened.

LOT Polish Airlines issued this statement on social media:

An emergency landing of the LOT’s aircraft Bombardier Q400 SP-EQG (LO 3924) occurred today at 19:19 p.m. local time at Warsaw Chopin Airport. All of 59 Passengers and 4 cabin crew members onboard are safe and have been taken care of immediately. The cause of the incident will be put through the detailed investigation. All Passengers of the canceled flights will be provided with a special care and re-accommodated accordingly.

At 11.15 p.m. Warsaw Chopin Airport has been opened and the traffic has been returning to normal. LOT’s flights previously redirected to other cities are gradually flying back to Warsaw.

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Top Copyright Photo: EuroLOT (eurolot.com) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) SP-EQG (msn 4423) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 922297.

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