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Report: Plane Skidded On Its Nose

SHANNON, Ireland, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A plane trying to land at Shannon Airport in western Ireland had trouble with crosswinds before skidding on its nose for more than half a mile, a report says.

No one on board the Aer Arann flight from Manchester, England, was injured in the July 17 incident, The Irish Times reported. The plane with 25 passengers and crew came to rest in the grass on the side of the runway.

The report found the pilot had to abort his first attempt at landing when the ATR-72 bounced back into the air. On the second attempt, the flight recorder showed the aircraft bounced on the runway several times before the nosewheel broke.

The plane traveled for more than half a mile with the nose “scraping the runway” and the crew having no ability to guide its direction, the report said.

Investigators in their preliminary findings said Aer Arann should review the wind conditions in which it makes landings.

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