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SkyWest Airlines jet has landing gear malfunction in Ontario [Updated]

About 24 passengers traveling from San Francisco to Ontario on Sunday morning were rattled when their aircraft had a landing gear malfunction, forcing pilots to perform a nose-gear-up landing at Ontario International Airport. No injuries were reported.

Officials with SkyWest Airlines confirmed the incident in a statement Sunday. At least 24 passengers and three crew members were aboard United Express Flight 6467, operated by SkyWest, airline officials said.

[Updated at 2:24 p.m.: Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the crew could not get the nose gear down and landed with the nose gear retracted at 10:16 a.m. The FAA is investigating, he said.]

The jet is a Bombardier-manufactured CRJ200, which seats about 50 people, said Nicole Key, the airline's spokeswoman. SkyWest Airlines is investigating the incident, officials said.

-- Ruben Vives

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Wow... no (human) casualties. Thank goodness.

Another pseudo-airline flying another pseudo-airliner.

I wouldn't fly on one.

SafetyWONK - what about it is 'pseudo'? It's an airline, flying 'smaller jets', which keep in mind means 50,000 to 70,000 lbs in this case. You won't fly on one? Good, have fun driving a rental next time you're traveling anywhere but to a hub. If you knew anything about airline safety, you'd know your daily commute to work (assuming you have a job) is much, much more hazardous.

SkyWest has an amazing safety record, and this crew should be commended for keeping 27 souls (don't forget the 3 crewmembers) from perishing yesterday.

"Another pseudo-airline flying another pseudo-airliner" operating under the same FAA guidelines as all airlines that fly under FAA regulation. Do your homework.


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