PICTURES: Flybe plane CRASH LANDS at Belfast airport after technical problems

The Flybe plane crashed at Belfast International Airport at around 13:30 earlier today.

The BE331 flight was flying from Belfast City Airport to Inverness, carrying fifty-two passengers and four crew members.

It was diverted after experiencing technical issues, forcing it to be held above the Irish Sea for more than an hour.

After this, the flight was forced to land after its nose gear failed to drop.

Flybe has issued a statement on the aircraft’s crash landing.

The Flybe Twitter account tweeted: “Flybe can confirm that one passenger was taken to hospital with a minor hand injury following an incident involving one of our air fact this afternoon which landed with its nose gear raised at Belfast International Airport at 1330 local time.

“There are no further reports of any passenger or crew injuries.

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

“All statements relating to this incident will be posted immediately.”

Whilst fire crews were at the airport ready for the emergency landing, according to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS), no further action was needed.

NIFRS tweeted that the “aircraft has landed safely”.

No other injuries have currently been reported.

The British Airline Pilot’s Association (BALPA) has praised the skills of the pilot in landing the plane.

They wrote on Twitter: “Landing without a nose gear is a very difficult manoeuvre, but one pilots train extensively for. 

“Flybe pilots appear to have done a sterling job.”

Twitter users praised the actions of the pilot as well, with many stating “wonderful job” and “well done to all crew.”

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