NAC’s Both Boeing 757 operation halted
May 18, 2017-DOHA
The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Boeing 757 with registration ‘9N-ACB’ also called Gandaki has remained grounded after it conducted flight to Doha last Wednesday. The aircraft has been grounded at Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha which has resulted huge amount of losses.
According to the official from Doha Airport, the aircraft was airborne for schedule passengers’ flight to Kathmandu from Doha. After 30 Minutes of departure, the crew encountered malfunction on the aircraft resulted by high temperature on the equipment.
The aircraft also suffered substantial damage on the landing gear during emergency landing resulted by the extreme overweight of the fuel. The engineer’s team from the Boeing after examining the aircraft declared that it would take around a week to fix the damage on landing gear.
The schedule passenger flight outbound from Kathmandu on last Tuesday was commanded by Captain Sudhir Shamsher Rai, said NAC’s spokesperson Rabindra Shrestha. Corporation currently has four daily passengers flight to Doha from Kathmandu.
Next Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACA’ belonging to Nepal Airlines Corporation remains grounded at its hangar since long time which has compelled another Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACB’ to conduct all the flight to several sectors such as Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, etc.
Currently, Nepal Airlines has four aircraft serving the international sectors; two Boeing’s 757 and two Airbus A320-233. Both the Boeing 757 remains grounded halting the flight operation of NAC.