Daily News Roundup

May 13, 2019

Myanmar National Airlines plane has made an emergency landing
Image: ABC News


A Myanmar National Airlines plane has made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport using only its rear wheels after the front landing gear failed to deploy.

82 passengers and seven crew members aboard Flight UB103 from Yangon were declared safe after the landing on Sunday in Myanmar’s second-biggest city.

The Brazlian-made Embraer 190-LR plane touched down on its rear wheels before its nose tilted down to scrape the runway, sending off sparks as it slowed to a stop.

Kyaw San, an airport spokesman said the pilot informed the control tower before landing that he was unable to pull down the nose wheels.

A statement posted on the airline’s Facebook page explained that the plane’s Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System indicated a failure of the front landing gear to deploy.

A back-up emergency procedure to pull down the wheels was attempted by the pilot, but was unsuccessful.

The aircraft did two fly-bys past the tower for air controllers to check visually whether the wheels had deployed.

The captain followed emergency procedures to dump fuel to reduce the landing weight, and made a safe landing at 9:09am.


A Sydney FC fan says his daughter is “traumatised” after being escorted out of Kogarah Jubilee Stadium by police in front of thousands of jeering fans.

NSW Police stated they escorted the father from the venue after he refused to co-operate with “seating protocols”. The argument broke out after Rory Carroll took his daugther to a disabled toilet located in a restricted area.

A video posted online shows hundreds of fans booing at security and police officers.

The argument began when Mr Carroll took his daughter, who has special needs into a disabled toilet which was located in a restricted area.

In the video, MrCarroll can be seen arguing with police and security while his daughter watched.

“Are you serious?” he asked police in the video.

“The disabled toilets — because my daughter needs it — are right there and they won’t let me take my daughter through.

“That’s what this is all about.”

Mr Carroll then pointed at a security guard as he continued arguing with the police.

“You guys want to kick me out because he said so and I can’t take my disabled daughter five metres,” he said.

Federation Football Australia (FFA) board member Remo Nogarotto took to social media to vent about the incident.

“This is disgraceful and the FFA needs to make its outrage heard at a political level,” he wrote on Twitter.

“If senior elements of the NSW Police can’t see the absurdity and humiliation of tonight’s incident then their political masters need to intervene.”

A FFA spokesperson said the organisation and Sydney FC had reached out to Mr Carroll.


A Melbourne woman has died after falling off a cliff while walking on a pilgrimage trail in Japan.

The 66-year-old woman was walking with a friend when she reportedly slipped off a cliff.

The Kumano Kodo is a world heritage-listed network of pilgrimage trails which have been in use for more than 1000 years.

It is one of the only two pilgrimage routes worldwide to be designated as world heritage sites, along with the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Police were investigating the circumstances of the woman’s death, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.

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