A United Airlines plane was forced to land at at Bush Intercontinental Airport without its front landing nose gear. The Colgan flight was headed from Little Rock to Houston on Saturday. The pilot however, soon discovered that the nose landing gear wouldn’t extend so he quickly landed the plane at IAH.
Colgan is a partner with Pinnacle Airlines Corporation. Colgan also has a contract with United to use the plane as part of United’s Express Jet Service.
According to a spokesperson for the Houston Fire Department, the pilot of the plane kept the plane’s nose in the air as long as they could during touchdown. There were sparks reported upon touchdown when the front of the plane made contact with the concrete ground.
Airport firefighters helped passengers from the aircraft when it landed. There were 31 passengers and four crews members reported aboard the Bombardier Q400. No injuries were reported.