After failing to deploy its landing gear, a Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 maritime patrol plane of the Royal Thai Navy performed a nosegear-up landing at Narathiwat Airport, Thailand.

The aircraft, registration number 1202, attempted to land at Narathiwat Airport (NAW) but could not deploy its nosewheel. After following the appropriate check-list to no avail, the pilot decided to proceed with a nosegear-up landing, keeping the plane on its main wheel for as long as possible. 

The Thai Armed Forces praised the skill and mindfulness of the pilot that “kept everyone alive and preserved government property.”