2016-09-24 Commutair DHC-82 'Dash 8 200' (N366PH) operating as United Express flight UA 4919 from Albany, NY to Washington Dulles experienced troubles with its nose undercarriage on final approach to runway 01R in darkness at Washington-Dulles-Intl Airport, VA.
The pilots discontinued at 20:58L the approach and circled south of the airport at 3000 ft . The aircraft made one fly by beside the tower to allow a visual inspection of the nosegear from the ground.
After about 70 minutes of unsucessful attempts to lower it, the pilots finally landed on runway 01R using only their maingear wheels. The nose dropped and dragged over the runway surface until the Dash 8 came to a safe stop.
Two of the 24 occupants were treated for minor injuries. Extent of damage to te aircraft is believed to be substantial.http://www.fox5dc.com/news/207632186-story