WATCH Myanmar Passenger Plane Make Safe Belly Landing Despite Nose Wheel Failure

A MNA airplane has to make a belly landing at Mandalay International Airport after its nose wheel fails to extend

Flight UB103 touched down at Mandalay International Airport at 9:09 a.m. local time with all 82 passengers and seven crew members able to safely evacuate the plane after it scraped its nose down the runway and came to a flawless stop.

A passenger plane has landed in Myanmar, also known as Burma, without its front wheels.

The Myanmar National Airlines plane skidded down the runway at Mandalay airport before grinding to a stop.

Before landing, the pilot of the Myanmar Airlines Flight 103 discovered that the gears failed. Only then did he make the emergency landing, according to Myanmar National Airlines. The plane, a Brazilian Embraer 190 was carrying more than 100 people.

Sunday's emergency landing comes days after another plane in Myanmar skidded off the runway.

"The pilot did a great job", said Win Khant, permanent secretary of Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications, adding that the incident was being investigated.

Passenger Soe Moe told the network: "Smoke came out a little when we landed..."

A statement on the airline's Facebook page explained that the plane's EICAS - Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System - indicated a failure of the front landing gear to deploy. "The pilot could land it skilfully", he said.

The Civil Aviation Department is investigating the accident, the second in a week, after the crash landing of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane at Yangon airport on Wednesday evening.

Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited said: "Our immediate priority was to take care of passengers and crew members to ensure their safety and well-being".

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