No one was hurt when a Myanmar National Airlines Embraer E190-100 landed at Mandalay with its nose gear jammed in the raised position.

The incident took place the morning of May 12 when flight UB103 departed Yangon for Mandalay with 82 passengers and seven crew. 

Ye Htut Aung, deputy director general of Myanmar’s Civil Aviation Department, told AFP that the pilot tried repeatedly to drop the nose gear—first through its computer system, then manually. This also includes a couple of flybys to verify with the tower on the position of the wheel.

The pilot later landed the aircraft with only the main landing gear. Video circulating shows little sparks when the nose touched the tarmac, although smoke was reported in the cabin during the landing. The passengers were evacuated through emergency slides. 

According to Aviation Week Fleet Discovery data, the aircraft—registered as XY-AGQ—is the second of two E190s on lease and is 10-and-a-half years old.

This is the second runway incident to occur in Myanmar within a week. On May 8, a Biman Bangladesh Dash-8 Q400 was severely damaged when it overshot the runway while landing at Yangon International Airport.

Chen Chuanren, chuanren@purplelightvisuals.com