Pilot pulls off nail-biting landing despite front wheel failure (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
A planeload of passengers escaped injury after a Myanmar pilot skillfully managed to execute an emergency touchdown despite a landing gear failure, meaning the plane’s front wheels didn’t deploy.
All 89 people on board managed to walk away from the broken-down jet after Myanmar Airlines flight UB-103 was grounded at around 9am on Sunday in Mandalay.
Evacuation footage from Myanmar National Airlines flight #UB103, the Embraer 190 which landed with its nose gear retracted earlier today at Mandalay airport, Myanmar. #AviationDailypic.twitter.com/OJ6GY04t3M— Aero News (@teamaeronews) May 12, 2019
Footage on social media shows the Embraer-190 model gracefully landing before the nose falls forward and grinds into the runway. “Smoke came out a little when we landed... All passengers are okay,” passenger Soe Moe told AFP.
Myanmar National Airlines is dispatching a team of engineers to Mandalay to inspect the aircraft.
The incident comes just days after another aircraft skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport. The Biman Airlines’ Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft broke into three parts during the crash and four people reportedly suffered injuries.Also on rt.com Passenger plane skids off runway in Myanmar, breaks into three (PHOTOS)
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