Rough landing after sudden wind

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A Dash 8-100 aircraft from Norwegian airline Widerøe had a rough landing at the Sandnessjøen airport Wednesday morning, after a sudden wind forced the plane down hard onto the runway.

No one was hurt, but the plane’s landing gear collapsed and the fuselage was damaged when it hit the runway and then slid off.

Emergency crews arrived quickly at the scene and a Widerøe spokesman said the landing gear was designed to collapse, to relieve impact on the aircraft and those on board.

He said wind conditions has appeared good upon approach and the sudden wind “came as a complete surprise.” There were only six persons on board the flight from Bodø to Sandnessjøen, three passengers and three crew members.

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