Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has now been opened fully after remaining out of operation for 13 hours following the Malindo Air incident on Thursday night. TIA was closed after Malindo Air B737-900 ER skidded off the runway due to rejected takeoff.
The airport resumed its domestic operation at 9:00 am whereas international flights resumed after noon. All the flights have now been resumed after the aircraft has been brought to the safe location from the runway.
Airport officials informed that the airport runway did not suffer any damage during the incident and all international flights have resumed. At least a dozen of international flights were cancelled due to the incident.
The Boeing 737-900ER (9M-LNJ) skidded off the runway after crew rejected takeoff at high-speed (about 150 knots over ground) due to takeoff configuration warning on Thursday at around 9:45 p.m. (Local Time) night and stopped along a grassy area near the airport Approach Lighting System (ALS) between the airport’s runway with the gears on soft ground, escaping the disaster at the airport. There were 139 passengers on-board who were evacuated through the emergency doors and reported safe.