Charlotte, NC- A flight from Atlanta, GA to Charlotte, NC had to make an emergency landing at Charlotte Douglas International Airport around 8:30 this morning following a landing gear malfunction.
According to Detla, the pilots received a "nose gear unsafe" warning as they prepared to land at Charlotte International. The pilots conducted a flyby of the airports control tower to allow for an opportunity to "visually inspect the plane." That inspection showed the nose landing gear was still in the up position, although the gear doors were open. The pilots ultimately declared an emergency and performed the emergency landing.
All 96 passengers aboard, along with the flight crew were uninjured during the landing. Video shared on social media shows the moments before and after the landing.
"While this is a rare occurrence, Delta flight crews train extensively to safely manage through many scenarios and flight 1092 landed safely without reported injuries," Delta said in a statement. "Our next focus is to take care of our customers on this flight, including retrieving their bags and seeing them to their final destinations safely. We apologize to our customers for what they experienced."