Faulty nose gear causes emergency landing of flight at Bush IAH

By Mark Boyle - Reporter

HOUSTON - A US Airways pilot is being recognized Tuesday after making an emergency landing without nose gear at Bush Intercontinental Airport

The pilot of US Airways flight 1825 was direct in his communication with traffic control on approach.

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The pilot asked to do a flyover so crews on the ground could try to verify the issue.

Around 10:07 p.m. Monday, the plane landed without its nose gear, it skidded to a stop sending sparks everywhere.

The passengers and four crew members used emergency slides to evacuate.

One person was rushed to a local hospital with minor injuries. The rest are all OK despite the frightening experience.

American Airlines released a statement that read in part:

"American's primary concern at this time is for our passengers and crew. We are in contact with the authorities and cooperating with response efforts."

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