Plane belly lands at Brisbane Airport

Airport delays after belly landing

Planes are diverted from Brisbane airport after a turbo prop metro liner lands on its belly at Brisbane airport Wednesday after its 'wheels wouldn't come down'.

A small plane landed on its belly at Brisbane Airport early this morning after its wheels failed to come down.

A Brisbane Airport spokeswoman said flights were delayed but they returned to normal by 6.30am.

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The spokeswoman said the two pilots on board the Metroliner twin turboprop freighter were not injured when it landed about 2.30am. The plane is operated by Toll Aviation.

The incident occurred because of an undercarriage issue which meant the wheels did not extend, she said.

The Air Transport Safety Bureau has inspected the aircraft.

The runway has since been inspected and was reopened at 5.45am.