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Jet’s Front Wheel Collapses During Landing

February 13, 1987

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) _ The nose-wheel of a chartered Boeing 720 carrying more than 160 Danes to a skiing vacation collapsed on landing Thursday, and the plane slid on its nose to a stop, an airport official said.

Two people were treated at a local hospital for shock.

A total of 167 passengers, all ski tourists from Copenhagen, and a crew of seven were on board the Scandinavian Con-Air charter flight from Copenhagen, airport spokesman Karl Pohl said in a telephone interview.

Pohl said aside from the two passengers taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of shock, the rest of the tourists continued on to Saalbach, a Salzburg province winter resort.

Damage to the plane was considerable because it slid on its nose to a standstill, Pohl said. He was unable to make an estimate.

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