Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13240 posts, RR: 34 Posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
Two separate incidents occurred overnight, involving British airliners, thankfully neither serious or involving serious injury.
In the first, a Cityflyer (BA Franchisee) ATR42 with 43 on board made a diversionary landing at Bournmouth. It was forced to divert after high winds closed Jersey Airport last night (and I can tell you it certainly was windy here!) and while landing at BOH, its nosegear failed. Whether it was due to a problem with the n/gear or a heavy landing is not clear.
In the second incident, a Britannia 757 ran off a taxiway after landing at Gatwick. Again, no serious damage or injuries, but the airport was closed and flight delays. No doubt this crew will be given a right clip around the ear when their flight ops people find out!