Tara aircraft crashes after losing balance in runway, four injured

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: A twin otter aircraft of Tara Air lost balance in the runway at Simkot Airport in Humla while taking off and crashed injuring four crew members on Tuesday morning. No casualties were reported in the accident.

The flight 9N-ABM was heading to Surkhet. Thirteen police personnel along the crew were on board the plane. The police personnel were returning to Surkhet after completing their duty for the elections (federal and provincial).

Simkot Airport administration reported that the plane’s captain Basanta Lama and Anup Gurung, hostess Shreya Shrestha and sub-inspector Yamlal Dahal sustained injuries. They have been taken to the district hospital for treatment.

Photo: Pralhad Dhakal