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Cessna 550 Citation Emerg. Land. Munich

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  • Cessna 550 Citation Emerg. Land. Munich

    Just for the record
    German newsmedia report for today (,00.html), my translation (sorry if it's somewhat sloppy. The bad language style is in the original, too )

    At Munich Airport, a blocked nosegear forced a Cessna to perform an emergency landing. One runway had to be closed for about two hours. Regular flight traffic was disrupted considerably.

    The Cessna had to make a belly landing due to a falty nosegear. The three people on board, the 54 year-old Pilot and two technicians, aged 67 and 52, remained unhurt, Munich Airport spokes person Edgar Engert said.

    The two-engined Cessna 550 Citation business jet was on a test flight after undergoing repairs. When the nosegear would not lower, the airport rescue teams were informed and one of the wider runways of the large airport was closed for a forced landing. After touchdown, the jet slid for about 100 meters on its now while the maingear was lowered.

    Because of the 2-hour closure of the runway, departures were delayed for an average of one hour.