A Delta Air Lines jet landed with its nose gear still retracted in Charlotte on Wednesday.
Passenger photos on Twitter show the Boeing 717, which operated Delta flight 1092, on the runway with slides deployed.
“The crew was amazing and the pilots landed it smoothly!” the tweet says.
According to Delta, all 96 customers, two pilots and three flight attendants got off the aircraft safely and were moved to the terminal by bus.
“Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and people. While this is a rare occurrence, Delta flight crews train extensively to safely manage through many scenarios and flight 1092 landed safely without reported injuries,” a Delta spokesperson told USA TODAY. “Our next focus is to take care of our customers on this flight, including retrieving their bags and seeing them to their final destinations safely. We apologize to our customers for what they experienced.”
The airline said it will work with Charlotte airport officials to get the aircraft removed from the runway and will cooperate with any investigations into the incident.
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Zach Wichter is a travel reporter for USA TODAY based in New York. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org