Boeing belly lands in Warsaw

2011-11-01 18:18

Warsaw - A Boeing 767 from Newark, New Jersey, carrying 231 people on board made an emergency landing in Warsaw on Tuesday after its landing gear failed to open.

None of the passengers aboard the flight were injured, said Leszek Chorzewski, the spokesperson for LOT, the Polish airline that operated the flight.

The pilots discovered a problem with the chassis ahead of landing and circled above the airport for about one hour before landing the plane on its belly without its wheels, said Przemyslaw Przybylski, a spokesperson for the Warsaw airport.

A fire brigade laid out special material with fire-fighting substances for the plane to land on. After landing, small fires erupted under the plane but were immediately put out by firefighters.

Passengers could be seen rushing out of the plane. They were then taken to a medical centre to be examined by doctors, Przybylski said.

The airport has been closed until 08:00 on Wednesday.

Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski congratulated and thanked the pilot, Captain Tadeusz Wrona, and the rest of the crew for their successful landing.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    boeing  |  poland  |  air crashes publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Tuilagi banned for five weeks
Romania rally to down Canada
Lancaster upbeat over Burgess' union future
LIVE: Fiji 7-0 Uruguay
Traffic Alerts

Are you burning the candle at both ends? Listen to your body and your emotional reactions. Know when to slow down or stop. It is more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.