airBaltic plane makes emergency landing in Riga

The pilots of an airBaltic plane decided to made an emergency landing shortly after take-off from Riga's airport after detecting a landing gear problem on the nose of the aircraft, the company said Saturday.

The Zurich-bound Bombardier Q400 with 67 people on board returned back to the Latvian capital's airport, where the plane landed with its nose down on the runway.

No injuries were reported, Riga-based airBaltic said.

The incident caused the runway to be closed for several hours, leading to delayed and cancelled flights.

Last update: Sat, 17/09/2016 - 14:43

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