KATHMANDU: An aircraft of Yeti Airlines has skidded off the runway this morning.
The airplane NYT-422 (9N-AMM) coming from Nepalgunj slipped off the runway just as it landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at 11:05 am.
According to THT’s photo journalist Skanda Gautam, who was at the site when the incident occurred, the aircraft veered off the runway, causing temporary runway closure and disruption in flight operations.
There were 66 passengers on board including 64 adults and two infants along with three members of the crew.
Meanwhile, Yeti Airlines has confirmed the incident in a tweet, however stating that all persons onboard were safe and have been evacuated.
We regret to inform you that Yeti Airlines Flight Number NYT-422 (9N-AMM) was involved in a runway excursion incident at KathmanduAirport at 11:05 Am today . All 66 passengers ( 64 adult and 2 infant) and 3 Flight Crew members onboard are safe and have been evacuated.
— Yeti Airlines (@FlyYeti) July 12, 2019
There has been continuous rainfall in the Valley since yesterday evening, which might have caused the runway to be slippery, leading to the incident.
(Details to follow)