Monday, February 8, 2021

Luxwing Phenom 100 lands at Paris-Le Bourget with the landing gear retracted

A small Embraer Phenom 100 business jet registered 9H-FAM belonging to Maltese airline Luxwing landed at Paris-Le Bourget airport with the landing gear retracted this morning at around 11:00.  

In a shower of sparks and flames, the aircraft skidded for several hundred meters before coming to a stop at the threshold of the runway.  A fire broke out but it was taken under control in less than a minute by the firefighters already present on site.

There were three persons on board, including the two pilots.  These were taken care of by the emergency services for simple checks, according to the press service of AĆ©roports de Paris.  Air traffic at Le Bourget was diverted for a few hours.

An investigation by the Bureau of Investigation and Analysis of Civil Aviation is underway to try to understand the reasons for the accident.

(Source: aviation24.be, 8-Feb-2021)