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Dramatic image of plane following emergency landing at Belfast International Airport

Dramatic image of plane following emergency landing at Belfast International Airport”

Flight BE331 had 56 people onboard when it carried out an emergency landing on Friday.

'There are 52 passengers on board and four crew members.

A picture shows the jet mid-air without it's landing gear, before it mysteriously vanished off the radar at 2,300ft.

The pilot declared an emergency on board the Flybe aircraft after spotting a problem with the nose gear shortly after take off at 11.20pm. The incident occurred at Belfast International Airport at approximately 1.30pm local time.

"Our primary concern is for the welfare of the passengers and crew".

A spokesperson for Belfast International Airport said: "We are now dealing with an incident on our main runway".

"We are sending a specialist team to Belfast to offer assistance and we will now do all we can to understand the cause of this incident".

The Flybe flight from Belfast to Inverness circled above the sea for two hours after it's landing gear failed. No serious injuries have been reported.

"The airport is open and operational as we are utilising the crosswind runway".



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