Myanmar Military Chief Honours Pilot For Safe Landing

YANGON, Myanmar, May 15 (NNN-MNA) – The Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s Defence Services has honoured pilot of the state-run Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), Captain Myat Moe Aung and his crew, for managing a safe landing of a domestic flight without the front wheel, according to report.

Myat Moe Aung and his crew were conferred with certificates by Yangon Region Military Commander, Maj-Gen Thet Pon, on behalf of the Commander-in-Chief, at the Head Office of the MNA in the commercial city of Yangon.

“I am a pilot born of the Tatmadaw (armed forces). I made the best use of the skill and experience I gained from the Tatmadaw to land the plane. I am extremely delighted to receive the honour from the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services. I continue to do my utmost for the country,” Myat Moe Aung said, at the ceremony.

On Sunday morning, an Embraer 190 Model MNA airliner, flight No. UB-103, made an emergency landing at Mandalay’s Tada U International Airport, on its way from Yangon to Mandalay, the second largest city in the central part, touching down safely using only its rear wheels, as its front landing gear failed to deploy.

All 82 passengers and seven crew members were safe after the attempt.– NNN-MNA