Kathmandu airport closed after jet skids

Friday, 20 April 2018 - 16:36

Kathmandu airport has been closed after a Malaysian jet with 139 people on board aborted its takeoff and skidded off the runway, officials said.
Nobody was hurt in the incident but incoming flights to the Nepali capital were diverted while authorities tried to move the Malindo Airlines Boeing 737, which was stuck in the mud.
It was not known how long Tribhuvan Airport, Nepal's sole international air gateway, would be closed.
The flight by the Malaysian carrier to Kuala Lumpur was accelerating on the runway late yesterday (Apr. 19) when the pilots detected a problem and halted the takeoff.