Nepal airport reopens after plane skids off runway - Emirates24|7

Nepal airport reopens after plane skids off runway

A Malindo Air passenger plane sits after skidding to the grassy area at the end of runway in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP)

Nepal's only international airport reopened Friday after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway, forcing a halt to all flights.

Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu said no one was injured when the Boeing 737 operated by Malindo Air skidded into the grassy area at the end of the runway Thursday night.

All flights were canceled and thousands of passengers waited outside the terminal on Friday as authorities worked to pull out the plane.

It was finally towed safely to the hanger area, allowing the airport to resume flights at about midday.

Malindo Air, a Malaysian airline, has regular flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu.

Last month, a Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed at the airport while attempting to land, killing 49 people on board.

Plane skids off runway, shutting down Nepal’s airport  

Nepal’s only international airport remained closed Friday after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway.

Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu said no one was injured when a Boeing 737 operated by Malindo Air skidded to the grassy area at the end of the runway Thursday night. Attempts were being made to pull out the aircraft.

All flights have been canceled since the accident with thousands of passengers waiting outside the terminal. It was not clear when flights would resume.

Malindo Air, a Malaysian airline, has regular flights linking Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu.

Last month, a Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed at the airport while attempting to land, killing 49 people on board.

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