Pilots, Controllers Questioned Over ANA Plane's Nose Landing

Investigators from the transport ministry's aircraft accident investigation commission interviewed the crew members of an All Nippon Airways domestic flight and air traffic controllers after the airline's DHC8-Q400 aircraft made a nose landing at Kochi...


The airplane successfully landed on the 2,500-meter runway with its nose touching the surface, giving off sparks before it came to a halt. All 56 passengers and four crew members were unhurt.

After the accident, the transport ministry issued a directive for checks on all 36 DHC8-series airplanes flying in Japan in line with the Civil Aeronautics Law.

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