A plane from Myanmar National Airlines landed at Mandalay International Airport on Sunday with only the rear wheels after the front landing gear was not deployed.
All 82 passengers and seven crew members aboard the UB103 flight from Yangon were declared safe after the Brazil-made Embraer 190-LR had touched its rear wheelsets before the nose of the aircraft was tilted down to scrape the runway. and released a shower of sparks when it came to a standstill.
Kyaw San, a spokesman For the airport, the pilot told the control tower before landing that he could not pull down the nose wheels.
A statement on the airline's Facebook page explained that the EICAS engine's Indicating and Alerting Alerting System ̵
The captain followed emergency procedures to drain fuel to reduce landing weight and landed safely at 9:09. said the statement.
The video was apparently taken by one of the passengers and put online. It showed an urgent but orderly evacuation of passengers and crew. Passengers were seen flying off the plane over the airfield, some of them smiling.
The airport operations were temporarily suspended and resumed for smaller aircraft after about 2 ½ hours. The runways should open again in the late afternoon for larger Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
On Wednesday, a plane from Biman Bangladesh Airlines slipped off the runway after landing at Yangon Airport in bad weather, and seriously injured at least 15 passengers and crew but none. The fuselage of the aircraft, a Bombardier Dash 8, was broken in at least two places along with the wings.