Tara Air aircraft skids off runway in Ramechhap; passengers and crew safe

Tara Air 9N-AKK

KATHMANDU, April 22: A Dornier 288 Tara Air aircraft 9N-AKK slid off the runaway and landed at a lawn while trying to land at Manthali Airport in Ramechhap on Monday morning.

No serious damage to the aircraft, and passengers and crew members onboard the place has been reported. According to reports, a flat tire caused the aircraft to veer just a notch off the runway. A minor problem on the nose landing gear occurred.

“There has been a runway excursion at Ramechhap airport involving our Dornier Do228 aircraft. All passengers and crew are safe. We are working with CAA of Nepal and Ramechhap airport authorities to remove the aircraft from the runway,” tweeted Yeti Airlines, a parent company of Tara Air.

There were 14 passengers onboard the plane.

The aircraft had arrived in the district headquarters from Solukhumbhu.