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The Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500, arriving into Kathmandu from southern Nepal with 66 passengers, skidded about 15 metres (yards) into the grass., said officials.(AP FILE)

Nepal airport closed after plane skids off ‘recently repaired runway’

By Agence France-Presse | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 02:11 PM IST
Nepal has a poor flight safety record -- Nepali airlines are banned from European Union airspace -- and its airports are notoriously difficult to land in.
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People gather near an aircraft belonging to Malindo Air that skidded off the runway during take off last night at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.(Reuters Photo)
People gather near an aircraft belonging to Malindo Air that skidded off the runway during take off last night at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.(Reuters Photo)

Plane skids off runway during takeoff, Kathmandu airport shut

By HT Correspondent | AP, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 10:49 AM IST
Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu said no one was injured when a Boeing 737 operated by Malindo Air skidded to the grassy area at the end of the runway Thursday night. Attempts were being made to pull out the aircraft.
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