Turkish Airlines plane crash-lands after overshooting runway
A Turkish Airlines plane has crashed after overshooting the runway as it tried to land in dense fog at an airport in Nepal.
The Airbus A330’s front landing gear collapsed and the plane nose-dived on the runway at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
No passengers on the flight, THY726, were seriously hurt in the incident but some were given medical attention after evacuation.
The plane on a seven-hour flight circled for half hour over Nepal before it made a second attempt to land. The runway was slippery after two days of rain and there was dense fog at the time.
Airport officials said the plane with 238 people on board was coming from Istanbul on Wednesday when the accident happened.Images of the aircraft circulating on social networking site Twitter showed the plane lying on a grassy ground near the fire station with its nose on the ground.The aircraft was put on a long hold and had also aborted earlier approach for landing for a go-around.
The runway at TIA has been closed after the incident.