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.
Flying Cloud Airport
Minnesota’s Flying Cloud Airport (FCM) is holding hearings this month concerning runway expansion and a project to build new hangars on the airport’s south side. The Twin Cities’ Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is also inviting public comments at its September 19 meetings to its proposed change of so-called Ordinance 51, which limits operations at FCM to aircraft weighing less than 20,000 lb.