FlyBe aircraft veers off runway after landing gear failure

Posted February 24, 2017

The plane from Edinburgh was landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport when the gear collapsed.

The incident took place following the flight's arrival at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Thursday afternoon.

The aircraft came to a halt on the side of the runway after the incident and emergency services attended.

A British passenger plane suffered a gear collapse upon landing Thursday at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as heavy winds battered Western Europe.

In a statement the airline said: "We can confirm that there are no injuries and all passengers have been bussed to the airport terminal".

"No people are injured".

The airport said in a tweet that flight operations are "up and running again".

"We're getting more information and will provide further updates as soon we can".

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It said all of the passengers will be contacted and offered support by the airline team, which will remain in contact with them over the next few days. Our pilots regularly train for situations such as this in simulators at our training academy in Exeter.

"All 46 passengers disembarked as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand".

Airports across the United Kingdom have been affected as Storm Doris batters the country with heavy winds.

However, dozens of flights too and from Dutch airports were cancelled.

The Amsterdam flight also landed safely.

FlyBe flight 1284, which had already battled fierce winds due to Storm Doris, tilted to one side and nearly left the runway before skidding to a stop this afternoon (23rd February).

He tweeted a picture of the engine and wrote: "Number one engine has failed and we're returning to Glasgow for an emergency landing".