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Kathmandu Airport Shuts Down After Yeti Airlines Aircraft Suffers ‘Runway Excursion’

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Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Ralf Lotys (Sicherlich).

New Delhi (Sputnik): Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport was shut down until 5 pm on Friday after a Yeti Airlines aircraft suffered a “runway excursion” while landing, a media report said

Airport officials said all 68 passengers, including two minors and four crew members who were on board, have safely disembarked from the aircraft.

A runway excursion (RE) veers off or overruns the runway surface as per the description given by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a specialised agency of the United Nations that codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation.

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