What caused Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 landing incident?

A preliminary report into an incident in which a Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 was substantially damaged while landing without its nosewheel gear extended has attributed a cause

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), flight DL1092, operated by N955AT (c/n 55017), was descending through 2,000ft on approach to Charlotte/Douglas in North Carolina from Atlanta/Hartsfield in Georgia at around 0900hrs on June 28 when the “nosewheel unsafe condition light” illuminated in the cockpit after the gear handle was lowered by the first officer. This was confirmed in the configuration page of the aircraft’s electronic instrument system (EIS), prompting the crew to terminate the approach and initiate a go-around before troubleshooting and completing the appropriate checklists. A manual gear extension was attempted without success.


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