Delta pilot executes incredible landing after Boeing 717 nose landing gear jams 

Delta Boeing landing gear failed

A Delta Air Lines pilot executed an incredible emergency landing after the nose landing gear failed to deploy. 

The Delta flight departed from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 7:25am local time on June 28, 2023.  

As the aircraft approached Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) for landing, the crew were alerted to a “nose gear unsafe” indication. 

In a statement by Delta, the alert forced the pilot to initiate a “missed approach procedure” to allow more time to investigate the indication. 

As the crew and air traffic controllers at CLT tried to troubleshoot the incident, including reportedly flying past control tower for a closer inspection, it became clear that the front wheels were jammed  

At 8:58am, with the nose gear up, the pilot completed an emergency landing and safely brought the plane and 96 customers safely back down to the ground.  

Following the incident runway 18R/36L was closed by officials at CLT. 

“I want to extend my sincere thanks to the crew of Delta flight 1092 who took such great care of our customers today after the aircraft’s nose gear failed to deploy. Our crews train extensively for situations like this and I’m proud of their professionalism in landing the aircraft safely,” CEO at Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian, said. 

Bastian added: “To our customers onboard, please know that your safety is our No. 1 priority – always. We have your back, and our teams are working to get you to your final destination just as quickly as possible. Thanks as always for the trust you place in us.” 

None of the 96 passengers of five crew members were injured.  

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