February 10, Chicago, Ill. / Beech 1900


At 16:53 central time, a Beechcraft 1900D was damaged in a gear-up landing at Chicago OHare International Airport. The flight crew and eight passengers were not injured. Seven passengers reported minor injuries. The captain said there were four minimum equipment list items that were inoperative, including the flap system. As the aircraft neared the airport, its landing clearance was changed from runway 14R to runway 4R. The copilot called out the Abnormal Procedures: Flaps Up Landing Checklist and later the Final Checklist. The captain reported, During the attempted landing the F.O. [first officer] stated that the gear might have collapsed, that is when I noticed that the gear was in the UP position.


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