Air India aircraft involved in missed approach at Kathmandu airport

Kathmandu, June 2

An Air India aircraft was involved in a missed approach while trying to land at Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday morning.

General Manager of Tribhuvan International Airport, Rajkumar Chettri confirmed that the aircraft, on its way to Kathmandu from New Delhi, missed the runway during its approach.  “It seems like there was a problem with the aircraft. We don’t see this often,” said Chettri.

The aircraft, due to land at 8:55 am, flew all the way to Nijgadh and came back to land at TIA at 9:15 am.

Officials say that a major accident was avoided.  Air India has not commented on the incident; the aircraft flew back to New Delhi.

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