Preliminary Report: Falcon drops nosewheel after takeoff

 - August 2, 2010, 9:36 AM

Dassault Falcon 10, Minneapolis, May 28, 2010–The twinjet made a safe emergency landing after losing its nosewheel on takeoff from Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minn. The pilots immediately felt something was amiss and flew by the tower, which confirmed the damage to the landing gear. After burning off excess fuel, the twinjet was instructed to head to the long runways and engineered materials arresting system (Emas) at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Falcon suffered minor damage. The two crewmembers and three passengers were uninjured.