Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway in Nepal, passengers run to safety | Hindustan Times
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Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway in Nepal, passengers run to safety

A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport on Wednesday and skidded onto nearby grassland. Aviation officials said no one on board was injured, although the video above, assessed by onlinekhabar.com, shows how terrified passengers leapt from their seats as the cabin filled with smoke after the plane skidded to a halt. Airport spokesman Purna Prasad Chudal said the pilot overshot the runway during an initial attempt to land, before making a second try that sent the plane skidding off the tarmac. The Himalayan nation is home to some of the world's most remote and tricky runways, flanked by snow-capped peaks and terrain that poses a challenge even for accomplished pilots.

 
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