Kathmandu, Sept 2 (RSS): The Tribhuvan International Airport remains closed since the past 11 hours, after an aircraft of Yeti Airlines skidded off the runaway last night.
The aircraft with call sign 9NAHW was carrying 21 passengers from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu when the mishap took place at 8:30 yesterday evening. No human casualty took place in the incident that however led to closure of the airport, forcing in-bound aircrafts to be diverted to New Delhi, Dhaka and Lucknow.
After skidding off the runaway, the aircraft had reached the grassy field nearby. Aviation officials and Yeti airlines technicians worked together with the security personnel and firefighters to drag back the aircraft to the runaway, and then to parking lot, according to TIA general manager Raj Kumar Chettri.
The airport will come back to operation soon, chief air traffic controller Sitaram Bhandari said.