Myanmar Embraer E190 Lands Without Nose Gear

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A Myanmar National Airlines Embraer ERJ-190, registration XY-AGQ performing flight UB-103 from Yangon to Mandalay (Myanmar) with 82 passengers and 7 crew, was on approach to Mandalay’s runway 17 when the crew could not extend the nose gear and went around.

The crew worked the related checklists, attempted an alternate gear extension, which also could not extend the nose gear. A low approach confirmed the nose gear was still not extended.

The crew prepared for a nose gear up landing and landed on Mandalay’s runway 17, keeping the nose up as long as practicable, bringing the aircraft to a halt on the runway on both main gear struts and the nose of the aircraft.

Smoke entered the cabin after the nose touched down. The aircraft was evacuated via slides. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

The airline reported the aircraft was on its way from Yangon to Mandalay when on approach to Mandalay the crew could not extend the nose gear. The aircraft overflew the runway twice to have tower check the landing gear. The aircraft entered a hold to burn off fuel.