NAC aircraft tire bursts soon after landing at TIA

September 13, 2016 14:29 PM Republica


KATHMANDU, Sept 13: A tire of an aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) from New Delhi got flattened while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Tuesday afternoon.

TIA sources told Republica Online that one rear tire of the aircraft burst while it was heading to parking bay while landing. 

“The aircraft is stranded after the tire got flattened, we are unable to take it to the parking bay,” said an official at TIA. 

The country’s only international airport has been closed after the aircraft got stuck at runway.

“We are trying to take the aircraft to parking. Landings and takeoffs will be possible only then,” the official added.  

Some 185 passengers including Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat were onboard the aircraft.

 

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