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FlyBe airplane landing gear collapses at Amsterdam airport

A plane of FlyBe airlines is seen of the runway of Schiphol airpoprt after landing gear broke in high winds, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The landing gear of a FlyBe Group airplane collapsed during landing at Amsterdam’s Schiphol on Thursday, causing it to veer off the runway. There were no injuries, the airport said in a statement.

It was unclear if a heavy storm over the North Sea had played a role, a spokesman said.

All 59 passengers and crew were brought from the runway to the terminal by bus, the statement said.

Bombardier Inc spokesman Bryan Tucker said in an email that FlyBe was operating its Q400 prop plane. “We are working with the operator (FlyBe) to understand what happened,” Tucker said. “Our engineering teams are ready to assist.”

Reporting By Anthony Deutsch Additional reporting from Allison Lampert in Montreal; Editing by Toby Chopra