British Airways Avro RJ100 crashes at London City airport, 2 hurt

This has not been a very pleasant 24 hours.

The crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, derailment of the Coromandel Express at Jajpur, Orissa, India which killed 15 persons, and now a British Airways Cityflyer British Aerospace Avro RJ-100, registration G-BXAR performing flight CJ-8456 from Amsterdam, Netherlands to London City, UK with 67 passengers and 4 crew, experienced the collapse of the nose gear while landing on runway 28 at London City around 19:40 local (19:40 GMT).

The airplane came to a stop on the runway centerline. All people were evacuated from the the airplane using slides, one passenger is reported to have been brought to hospital with minor injuries.

The airport was closed, 11 incoming flights were diverted to other London airports – Stansted, Heathrow, and Luton and Southend.

London Ambulance Services said, they dispatched 6 ambulances and several single responders to the airport and treated 4 passengers on scene, but nobody was brought to a hospital.

The Air Accident Investigations Board have launched an investigation into the accident.

Thanks to Simon at The Aviation Herald for the details.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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