The heart-pounding moment a passenger plane lost part of its landing gear on touchdown at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has been captured on film by a passenger. David Fleming was travelling on board Flybe flight BE1284 from Edinburgh when the aircraft makes crash landing at Schiphol Airport just before 5pm local time.
Fifty-nine passengers were on the flight. The Canadian-built Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 turboprop can carry 78 passengers.
Fleming posted footage to Twitter from inside the plane in the immediate aftermath. It shows how the aircraft made a rough landing, with the right wing propeller appearing to graze off the runway.
Flybe flight 1284 had already battled fierce winds as Storm Doris battered the UK, with winds of up to 90mph. It took off from Edinburgh airport at 2.10pm. The Bombardier Q400 aircraft was delayed when it took off from Edinburgh, bound for Amsterdam.
No one was hurt during the landing, according to the airport, which is one of the busiest in the world. "The landing gear of a Flybe airplane collapsed during touch down," Schiphol said on Twitter. "All passengers are brought to the terminal by bus."
Passenger Matt Lorenson posted on Twitter: “Just crash landed at #Amsterdam”. Shortly afterward he tweeted: “Everyone is ok. We're away to get drunk. Great day to move to holland.”Crash Landing in Amsterdam
Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener added: “Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our passengers and crew. Our pilots regularly train for situations such as this in simulators at our training academy in Exeter. Our cabin crew are also fully trained to deal with these situations professionally.”
“We have sent a specialist team to offer assistance to the investigation and we will now do all we can to understand the cause of this incident.”
The airline said all passengers will be contacted and offered support.