Yeti plane skids off TIA runway

Published On: July 12, 2019 11:49 AM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire  | @journonepali

KATHMANDU, July 12: An aircraft belonging to Yeti Airlines skidded off the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) runway on Friday morning.

We regret to inform you that Yeti Airlines Flight Number NYT-422 (9N-AMM) was involved in a runway excursion incident at KathmanduAirport at 11:05 Am today . All 66 passengers ( 64 adult and 2 infant) and 3 Flight Crew members onboard are safe and have been evacuated.

— Yeti Airlines (@FlyYeti) July 12, 2019

A spokesperson at the TIA, Pratap Babu Tiwari, said that all passengers and crew members are safe. The plane, flown from Nepalgunj, skidded onto a grassland after missing the runway. 

The incident occurred when it was preparing to land at the TIA.  The country's sole international airport has been closed following the incident.


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