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Incident: Sun Country Boeing 737 suffered right hand landing gear collapse

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Early Friday morning, a Boeing 737 made a hard landing at Las Vegas Airport.

Sun Country flight #110 took off from Las Vegas at 1:15 a.m. on February 4, bound for Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).

The aircraft had to return to the Las Vegas airport shortly after take-off due to a landing gear issue, according to Reid airport officials and Sun Country media relations.

According to Sun Country, there were 56 passengers on board: 50 passengers and six crew members. All passengers were safely deplaned, and there were no injuries recorded.

Sun Country said it has activated its emergency response strategy and is cooperating with the National Transportation Safety Board on the inquiry.

Sun Country Airlines Statement

At approximately 1:18 a.m. PT, Sun Country 110, scheduled to operate between Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), returned to LAS shortly after takeoff. Upon landing, the aircraft’s right landing gear malfunctioned, causing the aircraft to stop on the runway.

Las Vegas Emergency Response personnel responded to the aircraft and all 50 passengers and six crew members were safely deplaned via an airstairs before being transported to the terminal. At this point there is no report of injuries.

Sun Country has activated its emergency response plan and is responding to this incident in coordination with local authorities and the NTSB.

“We will first and foremost take care of our passengers and crew,” said Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker. “We will then fully investigate this incident to understand what happened.”

 

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