Passengers said the nose wheel
landing gear of a plane from Golden Myanmar Airlines broke forcing Yangon International Airport to temporarily close the runway for about one and half hours.
An Air Peace pilot, Captain Simisola Ajibola, who operated the flight of July 23, which had nose wheel
collapse, has said the aircraft did not have any problem until it landed at the airport.
The Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number 5N-BQO, which arrived from Port Harcourt, lost its nose wheel
as a result of the incident.
Strong winds forced a flight from Guernsey to Leeds Bradford airport to make a heavy nose wheel
Yesterday, CAAM said it had conducted an investigation, including the verification of the documentation, physical inspection of the aircraft, and interviews with the pilots and maintenance personnel of the plane and found that there was no recent reported defect except for air leakage from the left hand nose wheel
Mr White added: "It became very obvious when it was on approach that the nose wheel
was not down so we knew that it was going to be a difficult landing."
A statement sent to Inquirer showed that the Airbus plane with flight number Z2320 stopped because of a 'technical issue' on its nose wheel
steering shortly after landing safely at the Tacloban airport.
Initial reports indicated that the nose wheel
of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft also collapsed shortly after the flight went off the taxiway.
During takeoff from a grass strip, as the aircraft approached 30 to 40 knots, both nose wheel
assemblies on the floats failed, causing the aircraft to flip onto its back.
It was suspected that nose wheel
tyre of the aircraft A 332,had burst.
While on detachment to Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., after a fellow maintenance Sailor had received a severe electrical shock from aircraft 504's nose wheel
grounding point with power applied from the ground power station.