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Plane lands at MSP Airport without its front landing gear

The flight diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul from Duluth to make the landing.

A private plane landed safely at MSP Airport in the Twin Cities Monday night without its front landing gear working. 

According to an MSP Airport spokesperson, a plane was scheduled to land in Duluth but landing gear issues forced it to divert to MSP Airport where it landed around 6:35 p.m.

None of the six people onboard the 15-seat, multi-engine aircraft were injured. 

Because the nose gear wasn't functioning, the pilot was forced to land on the back wheels and then set the jet down on the nose and come to a stop. 

According to KBJR in Duluth, the plane took off from Raleigh, North Carolina Monday afternoon and was scheduled to landing in Hibbing and then continue on to Edmonton, Canada. 

Duluth Airport learned of the flight's landing gear issue and was prepared to handle the emergency landing before the plane was diverted to MSP.

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