Boeing 737-800 Nose Gear Failure (Malaysia)
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800, operating flight MH2718, suffered a landing accident at Sibu Airport, Malaysia. All occupants evacuated. Malaysia Airlines confirmed there were no injuries.
The flight departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia at 20:08 hours LT. Rainshowers were passing the destination of Sibu Airport as the aircraft attempted to land on runway 13/31.
Photos from the scene show the aircraft in a nose down position with the forward escape slides deployed at doors L1 and R1.
Runway 13/31 is a 2745 x 45 m asphalt runway. An ILS approach is available for runway 31, runway 13 has VOR/DME approach available.
13:00 UTC / 21:00 local time:
WBGS 081300Z 22002KT 9999 -RA SCT018 BKN150 27/25 Q1009
14:00 UTC / 22:00 local time:
WBGS 081400Z 32002KT 6000 RA FEW005 SCT018 OVC150 25/24 Q1011
15:00 UTC / 23:00 local time:
WBGS 081500Z 10002KT 7000 RA FEW005 SCT018 OVC150 24/23 Q1011