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After Turkish Airlines plane skids off the runaway, IAF helps clear runway

An Indian Air Force Hercules aircraft flew in experts and equipment to Tribhuban airport to help Nepal remove the plane, which was evacuated after it skidded off with 224 passengers on board.

world Updated: Mar 05, 2015 23:00 IST
Utpal Prashar
Indian Air Force

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Nepal’s only international airport remained closed for the second day Thursday stranding thousands of tourists as authorities tried to remove the Turkish Airlines plane that skidded off the only runway a day before.

An Indian Air Force Hercules aircraft flew in experts and equipment to Tribhuban airport to help Nepal remove the plane, which was evacuated after it skidded off with 224 passengers on board.

“The airport will resume operations from 10am Friday,” civil aviation authority of Nepal, director general Ratish Chandra Lal Suman said.

Meanwhile, a bus service connecting Kathmandu and Varanasi was launched Thursday by transport minister Bimalendra Nidhi and Indian ambassador Ranjit Rae. A Pokhra-New Delhi bus service will also be starting soon.