An emergency landing of a plane was made within seven minutes of taking off from Pokhara Airport in Nepal.
Nepal: A aircraft en route to the mountainous district of Mustang made an emergency landing at Pokhara airport minutes after take-off on Sunday, airport officials confirmed. The plane had taken off for the Mustang but the pilot realized something wrong shortly after, which led to an emergency landing. The plane has landed safely. “The aircraft operated by Summit Air, a private flight service provider in Nepal made an emergency landing at around 8 am (NST) due to a technical glitch,” Devraj Chalise, Information Officer at Pokhara airport told media.
All passengers are in good health. The news agency has given information quoting the airport official. “The plane was returned to Pokhara Airport due to a technical problem in the engine. It returned back to the airport within seven minutes after it was airborne. The pilot reported some issues in the indication and made the landing with the help of a single engine. Investigation over the issue is underway,” Chalise said.
As per the officer report, the plane was back on the runway at 8:06 am (NST). There were 18 passengers and four crew members on board the aircraft. Let us inform here that earlier in the month of May, an aircraft had an accident in Mustang district of Nepal. This plane had crashed due to bad weather in the hill district. 22 people had tragically died in this accident. Officials said that the plane had turned right instead of left due to bad weather. Due to which the plane collided with the mountains and crashed.
Four Indians were also involved in the plane accident in the month of May in which these people also died. In the year 2016, the same Tara Airlines plane crashed on this route, killing all 23 people on board. Apart from this, in the year 2018, a US-Bangla Air plane crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport killing 51 people on board.