Five hurt as plane skids off runway at Kathmandu Airport

Published: September 02, 2018 17:15:37 | Updated: September 11, 2018 21:27:12

A domestic aircraft of a private air service provider skidded off the runway of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, injuring five passengers on board, reports NDTV.

"The Aircraft bearing the call sign 9NAHW was carrying 21 passengers from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. It skidded off the runway at around 8:30pm (Local Time) on Saturday," TIA General Manager Raj Kumar Chettri told ANI.

According to Chettri, five of the passengers sustained minor injuries without any serious threats, while remaining passengers and the crew members were safe.

The airport is, however, shut for maintenance as the decade-old runway bears cracks on the surface.

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