Passengers could be seen walking away from the scene with smiles on their faces after they somehow managed to cheat death. The aircraft travels some distance along the runway on its nose, kicking up smoke, before coming to a halt.
"They tried hard twice by flying around twice and asked to check whether the nose wheel dropped or not", Mr Ye Htut Aung said, calling it a "technical fault".More news: Spears, parents talk in court; evaluation sought
A plane has landed in Myanmar using only its back wheels after the front wheels failed to deploy. "The pilot could land it skilfully", he said.
"Myanmar National Airlines would like to express our deepest appreciation to all the passengers onboard and our crews".
MR YE HTUT AUNG, deputy director-general of Myanmar's Civil Aviation Department.
Captain Myat Moe Aung circled the airport twice to allow air traffic controllers to determine if the landing gear was down, the airline was cited as saying by the BBC. The runways were expected to be reopened for use by larger Boeing and Airbus aircraft by late afternoon.More news: Tiger Woods sued over restaurant staffer’s drink driving death
Just days ago, another plane crash-landed at Myanmar's Yangon Airport, with the aircraft sliding off the runway and injuring 11 people.
Emergency vehicles came to attend to the plane as soon as it landed, but no-one was injured in the emergency manoeuvre. Its fuselage appeared to be broken in at least two spots.
No one were injured in the accident.
"The Captain made RNAV approach RW17 to MDL, but when the landing gear was activated by EICAS message, it turned out the nose landing gear was malfunctioning and couldn't be activated".More news: The Moon is shrinking