TIA resumes operation; attempts to tackle leopard on
KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has resumed its operation after the security bodies including police, hunters and forest officials were deployed on the spot to tackle a leopard which entered the runway.
The leopard was spotted on the runway at around 7:45 am this morning shortly before it disappeared into the storm drains along the runway, said a duty officer at the airport terminal.
The search for the animal was on and the flights resumed after a shutdown that lasted about half an hour.
The TIA Spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur told the Associated Press that the airport was closed as soon as the animal was spotted on the runway on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, the security personnel are working on both ends of the storm drains to trace the big cat, said police.
The international airport in the Kathmandu has some forested area on the northern edge.
Leopard sneaks into Nepal’s sole international airport
KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has halted its operation since a leopard was spotted on the premises this morning.
The security personnel at the airport are searching for the big cat that sneaked into the airport.