LABUAN: The Labuan airport here has been closed since 5pm following a ‘belly landing’ by a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Hercules C130 transport aircraft.
The transport plane made a successful belly landing at the Labuan airport at 5.15pm Saturday after experiencing a landing gear fault.
The aircraft was forced to circle the island for about six hours to burn off fuel.
RMAF, in a statement, however said the pilot and crew members were unhurt.
The statement did not say what the aircraft was transporting, or where it had come from except that was forced to land normally with its tyres.
According to news reports, Ahmad Fikri Samsudin, the Labuan airport manager said 11 flights to and from Kota Kinabalu, Miri and Kuala Lumpur had been cancelled since 2pm.