Turkish Airlines airbus averts disaster at TIA
- Overshoots runway, bad weather blamed for crash
- All passengers safe, TIA closed
Mar 4, 2015-
An Airbus A330 belonging to Turkish Airlines crash-landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) after the plane missed the runway central line while landing at around 7:45 early Wednesday morning. All passengers have been reported safe.
According to Air Traffic Controller at TIA, the Turkish Flight 726 inbound from Istanbul missed the runway central alignment and landed in between the TIA runway and taxiway that forced the aircraft to skid on a grassy land.
The aircraft was told to circle the sky for a long time due to poor visibility.
There were 224 passengers onboard who were evacuated through the emergency doors.
The front landing gear of the airbus collapsed upon landing. TIA officials suspect bad weather conditions and low visibility for the disaster.
Images of the aircraft circulating in social networking site Twitter showed the plane lying on a grassy ground near the fire station with its nose on the ground.
The runway at TIA has been closed after the incident.
— World Aggregate News (@WAGGNews) March 4, 2015
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) March 4, 2015
— Joy Cook (@JoyCookPR) March 4, 2015
Necessary precautions are taken; after the technical investigation, this unfortunate incident will be determined and announced to public.
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) March 4, 2015
Published: 04-03-2015 08:55