Turkish Airlines aircraft crash-lands in Nepal

Turkish Airlines aircraft crash-lands in Nepal

Passengers escaped unharmed when a Turkish Airlines aircraft crash-landed in dense fog in Nepal.

The front landing gear of the Airbus A330 collapsed and the aircraft nose-dived on the runway at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu.

The aircraft, with 238 people on board, skidded off the runway and landed nose down in a field early this morning.

Airport officials said no deaths or serious injuries had been reported on the Airbus which was flying from Istanbul.

Officials suspect bad weather conditions and low visibility to have been the main causes.

The aircraft 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.

Images of the aircraft posted on Twitter showed the aircraft lying with its nose on the ground.

The runway was been closed after the incident.


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