Somehow, This Plane Landed Safely

Passenger jet in Myanmar comes down with no front wheels
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2019 2:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – With a less capable pilot, Flight UB103 could have been a disaster. Instead, all 89 passengers and crew escaped without injury Sunday after the Myanmar National Airlines pilot managed to land the aircraft despite a front landing gear malfunction, ABC reports. The airline says that after the front landing gear failed to deploy, Capt. Myat Moe Aung circled Mandalay International Airport to burn off fuel before bringing the Embraer 190 down on its back wheels. Video of the landing shows the plane lowering its nose and sliding to a stop before passengers were evacuated via the slide, reports Reuters. "Myanmar National Airlines would like to express our deepest appreciation to all the passengers onboard and our crews," the airline said. (Read more landing gear stories.)

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