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Plane Emergency Landing - nosewheel fails

A twin-propeller plane made a successful emergency landing at Toowoomba airport in southern Queensland on Wednesday after its nose wheel failed to deploy.

Pilot Mark Crampton and his male co-pilot managed to touch down safely and without injury about 11:00am (AEST), after some anxious moments.

The Beechcraft Baron 58 was returning to the Darling Downs city after dropping passengers at Hervey Bay on Queensland's Fraser coast.

Shortly after taking off from Hervey Bay, Mr Crampton says he heard a large bang and a clunk while retracting the nose gear.

He says he turned to his co-pilot and said: "That doesn't sound good."

Mr Crampton says as they went to land his cockpit equipment indicated a fault with the landing gear.

"We only had two green lights instead of three, which means the nose wheel isn't coming down," he said.

After three failed attempts they tried to deploy

Added: Apr-4-2013 Occurred On: Apr-3-2013
By: Aussie
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Tags: plane, aircraft, airplane, emergency, landing, airport, nose, wheel,
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia (load item map)
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