Yangon, May 12: A Myanmar pilot not only saved the day but also many lives after an aircraft's landing gear failed. The aircraft had to make an emergency landing minus the front wheels on Sunday morning, an official was quoted saying by AFP.
The plane was full of passengers, 89 air travellers on board and seven crew members. They escaped injury thanks to the skills and presence of mind of the pilot. The touchdown seemed to be straight from a Hollywood thriller. However, this is the second instance of an airplane malfunctioning within a week in Myanmar.
The Myanmar Airlines flight UB-103 — an Embraer-190 model — was grounded around 9 AM in Mandalay, reported the news agency.
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Several videos doing rounds on social media and especially on Twitter shows the Embraer-190 model. The video of the landing shows the nose of the plane stuck to the ground. A passenger was quoted saying by AFP that some smoke was seen coming out from the plane but that no passenger suffered injuries.
Eleven people were injured as a plane slid off a runway while landing at Yangon airport in Myanmar on Wednesday, May 8, police said. A freak storm had also hit the town at the time of incident. Images on Facebook showed a Bangladesh plane lying at the side of the runway on the grass.