Nose Gear of a Westjet Aircraft Partially Collapses on Landing

Feb 4, 2020

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UPDATE: Airport reopened after plane’s nose collapses, skids off runway during landing in Terrace.

The Northwest Regional Airport YXT at Terrace is back in business now that a WestJet aircraft that was stranded on the runway after its nose gear partially collapsed has been moved. “The runway will reopen for flight operations at 6:00 pm. Normal operations have resumed,” said airport General Manager Carman Hendry in a brief statement late this afternoon.

 

Earlier story below:

Photo: Castanet Twitter

Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace remains closed today after the nose gear of a WestJet aircraft partially collapsed upon landing last night on Jan. 31, causing the plane to skid before stopping.

Its location on the runway upon stopping has caused the cancellation of all remaining flights last night and now into today. Westjet technicians are en route from Calgary to aid in moving the aircraft.

“We will make our equipment available to them however it will be up to their technicians to decide how or if they can use it,” said Northwest Regional Airport General Manager Carman Hendry.

There were four crew and 42 passengers on board Westjet Flight 3107, a Q-400, and there were no injuries reported. The incident took place just after 9 p.m. Emergency vehicles did respond, the crew and passengers were taken to the airport terminal.

“We apologize to our guests for the inconvenience caused by this incident and are working to remedy to the situation as quickly as possible,” a Westjet statement issued after the incident indicated.

(News Source: Black Press Media, Terrace Standard, Rod Link, with files from Castanet, Jon Manchester)

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