A FedEx Airlines Boeing 767 cargo plane successfully arrived at Turkey’s Istanbul airport on Wednesday, May 8, without its front landing gear, a Turkish Transportation Ministry official said, adding that there were no casualties and that authorities They had started an investigation.

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Airport rescue and firefighting teams were mobilized before landing.

Video footage obtained by Reuters showed sparks flying and some smoke as The nose of the plane scraped the runway before coming to a stop and being doused with firefighting foam.

The plane in question is a nearly 10-year-old Boeing 767, one of the most common cargo planes and based on the 767 passenger model that dates back to the 1980s.

FedEx said in a statement that it was coordinating with investigating authorities and would “provide additional information as it becomes available.”

Video showed the pilots holding the nose of the plane on the airport runway in Istanbul for several seconds after the main wheels touched the ground.apparently executing the emergency landing drill with retract gear that pilots train for, according to aviation database SKYbrary.

The runway was temporarily closed to air traffic, but other runways at Istanbul airport continued to operate normally, airport operator IGA said.

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