Nepal Airlines grounded A320 ‘9N-AKW’ resumes operation

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Airbus A320 ‘9N-AKW’ which encountered bird-strike while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) resumed its operation yesterday after successful maintenance.

The aircraft departed with flight ‘RA239’ from TIA to Doha Hamad International Airport at 9:41 PM local time. As per the engineers of the corporation, the maintenance and replacement of damaged part were carried out successfully under the supervision of the foreign technical team.

The flight ‘RA416’ en-route from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia safely landed at TIA on September 6 (8:30 pm) though it had its flap damaged after the bird strike while approaching TIA RWY02.

NAC’s Airbus A330 Makalu “9N-ALZ” also resumed its scheduled flight operation from yesterday. The second A330 encountered dent in its cargo door and the corporation informed the Airbus Company through email along with photos and asked permission for repair and maintenance. Airbus Company after studying information obtained from the corporation allowed permission to repair and operate flights.

There occurred some disruptions and cancellations for NAC’s international flight due to two aircraft being grounded. But now all 5 aircraft of the national flag carrier are already in operation.

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