The plane circled round again after the airport authorities were warned that the aircraft, on a scheduled trip from Belfast City Airport, would be making a crash landing. Shortly after touching down, the starboard strut of the undercarriage collapsed. The plane veered off the Tarmac and on to a grassed area. The four crew and 45 passengers were taken off by the usual exits.
FORTY-NINE people escaped unhurt after the undercarriage of an aircraft collapsed during a landing at Bristol Airport. The pilot of the Jersey European Airways Fokker F27 turbo-prop was alerted to a problem after cockpit indicators warned him of a fault in the undercarriage as he made his first approach to the airport runway at around 9.30pm.