According to city news report – A Myanmar National Airlines plane has made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport using only its rear wheels after the front landing gear failed to deploy.
Kyaw San, a spokesman for the airport, confirmed that 82 passengers and crew aboard Flight UB103 from Yangon are safe after the plane, an Embraer 190, touched down Sunday morning on its rear sets of wheels before the plane’s nose tilted down to scrape the runway, sending off a shower of sparks.
He says the pilot informed the airport before landing that he was unable to pull down the nose wheels.
Times of india quoted : Ye Htut Aung, deputy director general of Myanmar’s civil aviation department, told AFP the pilot tried repeatedly to drop the landing gear at the front of the plane — first through its computer system, then manually.
“They tried hard twice by flying around twice and asked to check whether the nose wheel dropped or not,” Htut Aung said, calling it a “technical fault”. Ye
“So they had to land with the back wheels… The pilot could land it skillfully,” he said. “There were no casualties.” Myanmar National Airlines are now sending engineers to Mandalay to check on the aircraft, Ye Htut Aung said, adding that all jets get a daily flight check.