Accident: Golden Myanmar AT72 at Yangon on Aug 2nd 2019, nose wheels separated on landing

A Golden Myanmar Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration XY-AJM performing flight Y5-506 from Mandalay to Yangon (Myanmar) with 71 people on board, landed on Yangon’s runway 21 at 16:37L (10:07Z) when both nose wheels separated from the strut upon touchdown. The aircraft came to a stop about 2100 meters/6900 feet down the runway resting on the nose gear strut and the main wheels. There were no injuries.

Myanmar’s DCA (Directorate of Civil Aviation) reported the landing gear failed while landing in Yangon at 16:37L, the runway needed to be closed for a couple of hours. A heavy downpour took place at the time of landing.

The airport was able to re-open about 2 hours after landing.