Warsaw’s Chopin Airport shuts down after plane crash-lands on runway


Warsaw’s main international airport has been forced to close after a plane landed on the runway without its front landing gear.

Emergency services were called to the scene after a Polish Airlines flight from Krakow to Warsaw reported landing gear issues to ground control. The son of one of the passengers tweeted a picture of the plane prone on the tarmac while firefighters sprayed fire retardant around the cabin.

Posting to Twitter, Chopin Airport confirmed the incident but said no injuries had been reported.

A passenger aboard another flight said that all services in and out of the airport have been postponed as the plane has come to a stop across both runways.

A similar incident occurred in December when pilots of another Polish Airlines flight reported issues with its landing gear during a descent into Warsaw. Fortunately, the pilot managed to release the landing gear at the last moment. Emergency services were in attendance at the scene