Delta Flight Makes CRASH Landing?

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On Wednesday (June 28), a Delta Air Lines passenger plane made an unconventional arrival when it landed without the front landing gear deployed.

At about 8:40 am local time, Delta Air Lines Flight 1092 landed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, N.C.

The flight was arriving from Atlanta, but its nose was on the runway when it landed.

In a statement about the issue, the airport explained that the plane would remain on the runway “due to mechanical issues,” reporting that there weren’t any injuries and the runway would be closed as the airport worked to remove the aircraft.

In a media statement, Charlotte Douglas International Airport revealed its expectations for “operational impacts” as a result of the runway closure.

The airport tweeted the following about the incident, announcing Runway 18R/36L would remain closed “following a mechanical issue with Delta Air Lines.”

CLT also advises passengers to check with their airline to determine the status of their flight before making their way to the airport.

Delta Air Lines released a statement echoing the airport’s message. They confirmed that there were no injuries and apologized to the passengers on the flight.

In the aftermath of the incident, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a warning about longer flight delays that may last between 31 and 45 minutes after Wednesday’s incident.

In May, a Delta Air Lines flight experienced a several hours delay after a swarm of bees landed on the plane’s wingtips. That flight was en route to Atlanta from Houston.