Nepal Airlines Boeing 757 makes an emergency landing in Kathmandu
Nepal Airline’s Boeing 757, made an emergency landing Tuesday around late afternoon after a fault in its hydraulic system was diagnosed. It is reported that the aircraft travelling from Kathmandu to Banglore had 156 passengers on-board and all of them are safe.
The problem came about when the aircraft elevated to a height. It was just 1 hour 30 minutes after the take-off from Tribhuvan International Airport that the system showed an error in its operation, according to NAC’s Engineering Department. Captain O.B. Gurung was on duty when they were notified of the problem in the cockpit. They then reacted quickly to contact the ATC in TIA and declared an emergency.
The aircraft was back to Kathmandu after the failure of hydraulic system and the flight was terminated for inspection. The fault diagnosed in the hydraulic system is the first of its type as informed by NAC’s Engineering Department. They also added that the hydraulic system had seen errors to the failure to a leakage.
The grounding of the aircraft had many in the nation’s aviation sector sweating hence the news of its successful maintenance brings a sense of relief. The crew on-board the aircraft as well as the maintenance team of NAC deserve credit for handling this situation and resuming operation in a quick timeframe.