A Berry Aviation Embraer EMB-120 suffered a landing gear failure during climbing, resulting in an emergency belly landing at Detroit-Willow Run Airport last weekend.

The aircraft with registration N233SW performed flight BYA-233 from Detroit-Willow Run Airport to Akron-Canton Regional Airport with 2 crew members on board. The aircraft departed at 04:37 UTC.

The aircraft was climbing out of Detroit when the crew stopped the climb at around 13,800 feet, declaring an emergency due to a landing gear problem. The aircraft returned for an emergency belly landing.

Berry Aviation Embraer performed a gear-up landing at Detroit
Two low passes were made parallel to the Detroit runway before the belly landing | Screenshot: Flightradar24

Data entered in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accident and incident registration system specified, the aircraft was operated by Berry Aviation, a chartered flight company based in Texas. The FAA system detailed that the aircraft was performing a cargo flight, and both the crew members were not injured in the incident.

Two low passes were made parallel to the Detroit runway 5R at about 500 feet, reportedly to confirm whether the landing gear was down or not, and then the belly landing was made shortly at 05:08 UTC.

Berry Aviation is an American charter airline based at San Marcos Regional Airport in San Marcos, Texas. It was established in 1983 in Austin, Texas and started operation the same year. In 1993, Berry Aviation relocated to the San Marcos Regional Airport.

Berry Aviation operates charter passenger and cargo flights along with scheduled and on-demand freight flights.

According to Airfleets data , Beery Aviation has a fleet of 12 aircraft comprising of nine Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia, in addition to three De Havilland Dash 8-200 twin-engine turboprop. However, the three Dash 8-200s are parked as of now.

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