Goma Air aircraft makes emergency landing without nose gearAn aircraft of Goma Air made a successful emergency landing at Pokhara Airport after its nose gear failed to deploy due to a malfunction.
The pilot of the Czech-made Let L-410 aircraft, flying into Pokhara from Jomsom, skidded the plane along the runway after the malfunction.
All 18 passengers on the plane are safe, said Pokhara Airport chief Dipak Baral. The airport has resumed services after removing the aircraft from the runway.
Goma Air had acquired the plane on October 11, 2014. It has two such aircrafts on its fleet.
The Let L-410 is a popular aircraft for short takeoff and landing (STOL).
The carrier operates regular and charter services to airfields in remote and mountainous areas like Lukla, Surkhet, Bajura, Rara, Dolpa, Jumla and Humla with two LET L-410 and two Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft.