The Myanmar National Airlines plane skidded down the runway at Mandalay airport before grinding to a stop.
The pilot of the Embraer 190 was praised for the landing, in which none of the 89 passengers was hurt.
Captain Myat Moe Aung circled the airport twice to allow air traffic controllers to determine if the landing gear was down, the airline said.
The aircraft had departed from Yangon and was approaching Mandalay when the pilot was unable to extend the front landing gear. He followed emergency procedures and burned excess fuel to reduce the aircraft’s weight, the airline said.