Asia Pacific Airlines makes emergency with nose gear up
An Asia Pacific Airlines cargo plane landed at Guam's international airport Friday (Feb. 26, 2016) without functioning nose landing gear.
Three crew members were on board, and no one was injured.
The aircraft took off from A.B. Won Pat International Airport at 1:08 p.m. on a "training flight," and it was scheduled to return to the island at 3:15 p.m.
At around 2:55 p.m., the airport control tower received an alert that there was a situation on board that "may affect safe landing,".
The plane dumped fuel to become lighter and also performed a touch-and-go maneuver, which means the aircraft practiced a landing before making an actual attempt. The aircraft then spent extra time in the air to burn off more fuel.
The crew on board called the final approach at 4:15 p.m., and the plane landed at 4:16 p.m.