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Newark Airport closed for UAL5124 landing without nose gear

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United Airlines flight lands with nose gear up, closes airport. (www.nypost.com) More...

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preacher1
preacher1 5
Looks like a fine job by the crew. They flew the plane. Not only did everyone walk away with no apparent injuries, the plane will fly again without a heck of a lot of work. Wish there was a video.
mpradel
Marcus Pradel 4
flight track: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TCF5125/history/20120227/2220Z/KATL/KEWR

Aircraft evacuated on the ramp. Looks like the flight crew did a nice job!
dbaker
Daniel Baker 2
Any idea why they say 6:40pm and there's no flight landing or scheduled to land at that time?
gearup328
Peter Steitz 2
Airports don't foam the runway anymore. First, it wasts tons of foam. Second, in this case, the pilots need to be focused on a smooth lowering of the nose and staying on the center line. Trying to land in the foam would only hamper them. I've been told by a large airport fire department that they need the foam after the aircraft is stopped to prevent a fire. We only have to look back at Jet Blue and another ERJ-170 at IAD. Foam was saved for after the stop. Interesting to note that without a nose gear, the ERJ's tail is quite a bit higher than normal. Passengers going out the rear exits have a very steep slide.
outofh2o
outofh2o 2
I was on UAL86 B777 inbound from Shanghai...4 mins behind. We sidesteped 22L and landed 22R. I am sure we did not have much fuel left after 14 hours from ZSPD.
abc123ucm
Route: From (ATL) Atlanta, GA, US to (EWR) Newark, NJ, US
Duration: 2h 28m
Equipment: Embraer 170 (Scheduled)
Codeshares: This flight marketed as a codeshare flight by the following airlines:
(CO) Continental Airlines 5125
(UA) United Airlines 5125
aaronavtr
anything flying into EWR should always have enough fuel for incidents like this. Besides this accident, EWR is the "Go-Around" capital of the world...even on pristine vfr days!!!!
preacher1
preacher1 1
yeah, buddy.lol
dbrooks84
David Brooks 1
Looks like a picture perfect successful landing with nose landing problem. The pilots did a great job as well as EWR in foaming part of the runway for it to slide on. Looks like minimum damage to the Embraer so it should fly again.
aaronavtr
I work at EWR and saw this very plane land with no nose gear. The crew, emergency personnel, controllers, and port authority did a great job in ensuring this emergency landing was done with the minimalist amount of damage done.
toolguy105
toolguy105 1
I can confirm airports do not foam runways. My son is an airport firefighter and they do not foam a runway in advance of an aircraft landing. The AFR trucks come at the plane from both ends of the runway and can be at the site within seconds to put foam on the ground and plane if required. As we have seen in several of these incidents very little foam is used and is put down more for safety then need.


Hats off to the pilots; they did a great job.
gearup328
Peter Steitz 1
That's the second (that I know of) Shuttle America,AKA UAL 5124, 170 to land with the nose gear up. Both crews did a great job. Fortunately, they had time to prepare. Notice the height of the rear door and the steep angle of the slide. I've been down the slide in the normal position and it's fast. It's REALLY fast with the tail so high. This aircraft will probably re-enter service in a couple of weeks.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I think, if I read the article right, they didn't foam the runway. They just foamed around the nose and the plane after it landed
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, the article says foamed around the plane & gear. The video link that Tom sent above say runway foamed and it looked like it, so??? At any rate, great job getting it down.
davysims
David Sims 1
We rarely foam runways anymore. Just a waste of foam, with little to no benefit. Better to save the foam, and wait for the plane to stop.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I agree with it being a waste. This one is weird though as the article says they foamed around the nose and plane and general but the video link that Tom sent in definitely shows more than that. Oh Well, they got down fine.
davysims
David Sims 1
The photo and video from the NY CBS station appear consistent with foaming once the aircraft stopped. They would not and could not have foamed such a small area anticipating the aircraft would stop there. That is the trouble with foaming the runway. You obviously don't have enough foam for a whole runway, so where do you foam? Better to save the spray until the plane is down and stopped.
preacher1
preacher1 1
look at the link above that Tom Kearney posted from youtube and see what you think. Like I said, whichever, it was a fine job.lol
Kawaiipoint2
Kawaiipoint2 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

UAL5124 Emergency Landing at Newark. Low Fuel and no Nose Gear.

Note how the news is incorrect with the flight number. The flight showed up as several different flights on Flightaware.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TCF5124/history/20120227/2104Z/KATL/KEWR -Circling
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TCF5124/history/20120227/2034Z/KATL/KEWR -Main Flight

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/02/27/plane-makes-emergency-landing-at-newark-airport-passengers-evacuated-via-chutes/
hench289
kevin henchey 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

UAL5124 lands with no nose gear at EWR

UAL5124 declared an emergency after nose gear doesn't extend, confirmed by EWR tower that their nose had not extended... UAL5124 lands without an injury.

http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/passenger-jet-skids-to-landing-at-newark-1.3562646