HOUSTON, Texas -- A US Airways flight flying in from Philadelphia was forced to make an emergency landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport without the plane's nose gear.
David Hebert, Communications Director Houston Airport System, says, "The pilot realized that the nose gear basically the wheels in front of the plane weren't deploying, They did a couple of turns around the airport airspace talked to the FAA tower, tried to get visual confirmation.. that the nose gear was in fact inoperable."
The 53 passengers and four crew members on board had to exit on emergency slides. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. Clearly, this was one landing that wasn't "on the nose."