Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has formed an investigation committee to probe the Yeti Airlines Jetstream 41 ‘9N-AHW’ runway excursion incident at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on 1st September.
The investigation team is led by Chief of the Airworthiness Division Mr. Bhes Raj Subedi along with Captain Dadhiram Niraula, Captain Gopal Singh Bista and Airworthiness examiner Riteshraj Panta.
Yeti Airlines Jetstream 41 ‘9N-AHW’ carrying 20 Indian passengers and 3 crew members met a runway excursion incident at TIA at 8:30 pm. There was no any serious repercussion, however, TIA had to stop operation for over 12 hours causing flight delays and diversion.
All the passengers were safely evacuated but the aircraft received substantial damage at its nose landing gear. It had to be lifted with Nepal Army’s crane and then towed by a tractor.
Nepal Army, Nepal Police, CAAN officials and technical team from Yeti Airlines togetherly worked to bring the aircraft to a safe location by 9 AM in the next morning.