The flight with 156 passengers and 6 crew, could not lower the nose gear while on approach to runway 04. While on approach to Batam the crew noticed, that the nose gear did not show down, green, and locked. They aborted the approach and circled the airport which trying to troubleshoot the problem. After 60 minutes, they were forced to land without the nose gear at around 18:30 local time (11:30GMT). The airport’s emergency services sprayed foam on the runway for the landing, which the crew performed safely.
The airplane was evacuated with no injuries being reported, however three passengers were taken to local hospitals in shock.
Batam Runway 04/22 is closed, as the airplane is 1990 meters from threshold runway 04.
Inputs from AVHerald.