A Northwest Airlines jetliner made an emergency landing at Tokyo’s international airport after one of its landing gears failed to deploy Tuesday, airport officials said.
The incident forced Narita airport to shut down its only runway between around 1:30 and 2:48 p.m., forcing 32 flights to land at five other airports including Haneda and Nagoya.
Northwest Airlines Flight 28, bound for Tokyo from Manila, notified the airport that its landing gear was stuck and the runway was cleared, they said.
The jet was tilted with an engine under its right wing touching the ground. None of the 410 passengers and crew members was injured, they said.
It was the second time in two days that a Northwest jet had made an emergency landing at Narita airport.
On Monday, a Northwest Airlines jet with 295 people aboard returned to Tokyo after the pilots’ instruments warned of engine problems.
None of the 279 passengers and 16 crew members on board that flight was injured. The problem with the engine’s hydraulics was repaired and the plane flew later in the day to Los Angeles.
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