A Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) Embraer 190 regional jet made an emergency landing without its nose-gear in Mandalay on 12 May.

The aircraft XY-AGQ, serial 19000231 landed without the nose-gear deployed causing sparks and smoke due to friction with the runway, although there was no fire. The 190 was operating as flight UB103 on the Rangoon-Mandalay route.

Images from the MNA’s Facebook page show the rear emergency exit slides deployed, and no other damage is apparent. Fire crews doused the engines as a precaution following the landing.

Apart from the aircraft’s forward fuselage which rests on the tarmac, no other exterior damage is shown.

Reports indicate that the 82 passengers and seven crew all evacuated the aircraft safely.

The aircraft had been in service since 2008, serving with SkyAirWorld and Republic Airways before joining Myanmar National Airlines in 2012.

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