Yeti Airlines JS41 moved to safe location; TIA resumes operation

Posted on by S Karki

-KATHMANDU

Yeti Airlines Jetstream 41 ‘9N-AHW’ which encountered a runway excursion at 8:30 pm yesterday has been moved to a safe location.

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has resumed its operation after the aircraft was removed from where it was being stuck at between taxiway (echo and delta) and the active runway.

The nose landing gear had been collapsed so, the aircraft was lifted by Nepal Army’s crane and towed by the tractor.

The aircraft commanded by Capt. Labi Chand and F/O Monika Prajapati met a runway excursion incident at TIA at 8:30 pm. There were 21 passengers and 3 Flight Crew members onboard who were evacuated safely.

The aircraft was en route to TIA from Nepalgunj carrying the Indian passengers.

The airport remained closed for almost 12 hours following the incident that compelled the incoming aircraft to divert to other airports.

China Southern, Cathay Dragon and Malindo Air diverted to Dhaka whereas 2 aircraft of Nepal Airlines had to divert Delhi. Flydubai diverted towards Lucknow. Likewise, domestic flights of Buddha Air and Shree Airlines had to divert their flights accordingly.

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