Tara Air plane veers off runway at Manthali airport

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 22, 2019-

A Tara Air plane skidded off the runway at Manthali Airport in Ramechhap on Monday morning.

According to Bhim Raj Rai, media manager at the Yeti Airlines, which owns Tara Air, the incident occurred after one of the tyres of the aircraft burst while landing at 9:38am.

The  Dornier Do228 aircraft had taken off from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for Lukla at 8:49am, but due to bad weather, the plane was diverted to Manthali, said Rai.

Rai said all passengers onboard the plane are safe and the aircraft sustained minor scratches in the incident.

“There has been a runway excursion at Ramechhap airport involving our Dornier Do228 aircraft,” Yeti Airlines said in Twitter.

The airlines said it was working with the civil aviation authority and Ramechhap airport officials to remove the aircraft from the runway.

Flights to Lukla from Manthali have been halted due to the accident.

Earlier on April 14, three people were killed when a Summit Air plane collided with two parked helicopters while taking off for Ramechhap at Lukla airport.

Published: 22-04-2019 12:09

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