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Myanmar plane lands without front wheel

IANS  |  Naypyitaw 

A National Airlines plane with 89 people on board made an at International Airport on Sunday, with only its rear wheels after the front failed to deploy.

The 190 aircraft skidded down the runway at the airport before grinding to a stop. The pilot managed to land the plane on its nose, causing no injuries to the dozens of passengers and crew on board.

circled the airport twice to allow air traffic controllers to determine if the was down, the was cited as saying by the

The aircraft had departed from and was approaching when the pilot was unable to extend the front He followed emergency procedures and burned excess fuel to reduce the aircraft's weight, according to the

A video of the landing showed the plane landing on its rear wheels before the nose touched down on the runway. The plane skidded for about 25 seconds before it stopped.

The incident was the second accident in this week.

On Wednesday, a plane skidded off the runway when it landed in bad weather at International Airport, injuring 17 people.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 19:36 IST
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