The pilot was forced to make a “hard landing” or a “belly landing.”
A viral video has captured the terrifying moment that a plane in Lima, Peru, was forced to land Sunday night without front wheels.
The video, which was shared on Twitter, shows the LC Peru plane skidding across the tarmac with the nose on the ground and sparks shoot from the bottom.
Otra toma del Bombardier Q400 LC Peru aterrizando sin tren de nariz en el Aeropuerto de Lima Jorge Chávez. pic.twitter.com/LOtyitScS0
— Aviación Guayaquil (@AviacionGYE) 19 August 2018
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Flight 1323 was intended to land in the city of Ayacucho, but was forced to make an emergency landing in Lima, where the flight originally took off, after the pilot detected a problem in the air, Express reports.
The pilot was forced to make a “hard landing” or a “belly landing” after landing the wheels will not deploy while the plane approached the tarmac.
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Fortunately, none of the 59 passengers or five crew members were injured.
The plane, LC Peru, a joint statement with Express:
“We appreciate the excellent manoeuvre of our pilot who managed to control the situation in an admirable way.”
The airport was closed for a few hours and flights had to be rerouted while crews worked to remove the plane from the runway.
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The airport operator, Lima Airport ners, said in a statement that they are investigating the incident.
“When it was identified as a forced landing, the established protocols were adhered to, thus allowing the aircraft to complete its arrival. The reasons that preceded this incident in research. All passengers aboard the plane were evacuated without problems and are safe,” the Express reported.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.