Tara Air meets with accident while landing at Jumla Airport, all on-board safe

Published On: June 9, 2018 03:22 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

JUMLA, Jun 9: A Tara Air with Call Sign 9N-AEV has met with an accident while landing at the Jumla Airport in the district on Saturday afternoon.

All the 19 people including the crew on-board are safe, according to Republica correspondent DB Budha. 

The accident took place after the front wheel of the aircraft punctured while landing, as a result of which the aircraft skidded off the runway and got stuck in the fence surrounding the airport, informed police. 

The aircraft had taken off at 2:15 pm from Nepalgunj and the accident took place at 2:50 pm. It is a 35-minute flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla airport. 

JK Niraula and Hikmat Rokaya are captain and co-pilot  respectivley among the crew. 

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