A United Express regional jet operated by SkyWest Airlines landed at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with a nose gear malfunction Sunday, June 12th.
There were no injuries to the 17 passengers and crew.
The plane, a Canadair 200 LR regional jet, sustained minimal damage to its nose gear, airport officials said.
Flight 6543 had departed from LAX shortly after 10 p.m. for Santa Barbara.
The pilot reported a possible problem with the nose gear and chose to return to LAX rather than continue on to the plane’s destination.
The Los Angeles City Fire Department and LAX airport operations staff were on standby when the plane returned to LAX at 10:30 p.m.
Upon landing, the plane skidded on its nose for approximately 100 feet.
Passengers were taken by bus to another terminal where alternative travel arrangements to Santa Barbara were made.
During the incident, all other airline and airport operations were not disturbed.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.