Katmandu airport reopens after plane skids off runway

Ns News Online Desk:Ns News Online Desk: KATMANDU: Nepal’s only international airport reopened Friday after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway, forcing a halt to all flights.
Tribhuvan International Airport in Katmandu said no one was injured when the Boeing 737 operated by Malindo Air skidded into the grassy area at the end of the runway Thursday night.
All flights were canceled and thousands of passengers waited outside the terminal on Friday as authorities worked to pull out the plane.
It was finally towed safely to the hanger area, allowing the airport to resume flights at about midday.
Malindo Air, a Malaysian airline, has regular flights between Kuala Lumpur and Katmandu.
Last month, a Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed at the airport while attempting to land, killing 49 people on board.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button