Investigation begins into Flybe crash landing at Schiphol

Investigation begins into Flybe crash landing at Schiphol

An investigation has begun into the crash landing of a Flybe twin turboprop aircraft at Amsterdam Schiphol airport yesterday afternoon.

All 59 passengers on the Bombardier Q-400 on a flight from Edinburgh escaped without injury.

The aircraft ended up leaning on one side with its wing touching the runway after its landing gear collapsed during touchdown. Emergency services were called to the scene following the incident.

Flybe said that there were no injuries in the incident which happened shortly after landing at Schiphol.

The regional airline’s chief executive, Christine Ourmieres-Widener, said: “Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our passengers and crew.

“Our pilots regularly train for situations such as this in simulators at our training academy in Exeter. Our cabin crew are also fully trained to deal with these situations professionally.

“We have sent a specialist team to offer assistance to the investigation and we will now do all we can to understand the cause of this incident.”

Passengers will be contacted and offered support by the airline. It was the second incident of the day involving a Flybe aircraft.

Earlier, an flight from Glasgow to Birmingham was forced to return to the Scottish airport after a technical fault meant the pilot had to shut down one engine.

A spokesman said: “Flybe can confirm that BE783 – Glasgow to Birmingham returned to Glasgow airport following a technical fault that resulted in the captain electing to shut down the number one engine as a safety precaution.

“The pilot followed all required procedures and the aircraft landed safely without incident.”


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