Nepal: Plane with 80 people skids off Kathmandu airport

“All the people on board were evacuated immediately after the incident. The aircraft with call sign 9N-ANH reported some technical glitch while taking off at the taxiway.

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New Delhi: Nepal’s domestic aircraft carrying 80 people on board slipped off the runway on Tuesday. Airport authorities confirmed zero causalities in the incident. The domestic aircraft of Nepal’s national carrier Shree Airlines slipped off the taxiway of Tribhuwan International Airport in the morning at around 10:30 AM as it was about to take off for Nepalgunj.

“All the people on board were evacuated immediately after the incident. The aircraft with call sign 9N-ANH reported some technical glitch while taking off at the taxiway,” spokesperson of TIA Renji Sherpa confirmed.

“The aircraft will be taken away for technical inspection and it will be back on the air once the CAAN (Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal) gives green signal,” Sherpa further added.

According to the official, the left wheel of the aircraft skidded down in the grassland just next to the runway. However, the airport is still operational despite the incident.

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