10.04.2023 | 11:04 PM | CHATTANOOGA – A FedEx airplane with faulty landing gear skidded off an airport runway in a landing that sent sparks flying, Wednesday night.
The Boeing 757 operated by FedEx with reported faulty landing gear that was failing to deploy shortly after takeoff from Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport around around 11:00 PM.
Shortly after discovering the faulty landing gear the crew of three aboard the circled back to the airport and landed the aircraft on its belly.
The landing, which was caught no cell phone, sent sparks flying as the aircraft skidded off a main runway into a grassy field.
No injuries were reported but the airports primary runway was temporarily closed as a result of the gear-up landing.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.