MD-90 Nose Gear Fails

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
By George Hatcher


Pictured: McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 in Jakarta Indonesia
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Contact photographer Raldi
What: Lion Air McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 en route from Medan to Batam (Indonesia)
Where: Batam (Indonesia)
When: Feb 23rd 2009
Who: 156 passengers and 6 crew
Why: The crew spent an hour and a half trying to get the nose gear to lower but eventually had to land on foam without it. The landing was safe, after circling the airport for so long, although several on board did go to the hospital

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