Czech Airlines denies Karlovy Vary landing incident

Czech Airlines denied on Sunday that their carrier’s landing gear caught fire during landing at the Karlovy Vary airport on Saturday evening. The news website idnes.cz reported that the incident happened shortly before 9 PM when the plane’s break pads caught fire; flames reportedly began bursting from the lading gear as the plane with 187 people onboard was approaching the runway. The plane’s pilot was alerted by a warning system; he turned on extinguishing and landed the plane. The airport’s fire fighting unit then made sure the fire was out. However, Czech Airlines spokeswoman said they got in touch with the plane’s captain and technicians at the airport, and said no problems whatsoever had been reported.

Author: Jan Richter