Canadian regional airline PAL Airlines has confirmed that one of its aircraft was involved in an incident at Stephenville Airport earlier today.
The aircraft, a Dash 8 Turboprop en route to Deer Lake with 47 passengers and 4 crew onboard had an indication of a potential nose landing gear issue.
The crew performed a flyby of the Deer Lake control tower for a visual indication of the nose gear position. Given adverse weather in Deer Lake, the aircraft proceeded to Stephenville for landing as the nose gear could not be confirmed as locked.
Stephenville Airport rescue vehicles met the aircraft on landing. The aircraft landed without the nose gear locked in position and came to a stop on the runway.
There were no injuries to passengers or crew.
PAL Airlines (formerly Provincial Airlines) is a regional airline with headquarters at St. John’s International Airport. It operates scheduled passenger, cargo, air ambulance and charter services.