A Hong Kong-bound Nepal Airlines plane with 60 people on board on Thursday made an emergency landing at Tribhuvan International Airport here after being hit by a bird minutes after take-off.
The Airbus A320 of Nepal’s flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) safely made it back to the airport’s runway without any further troubles, according to airport officials.
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The Hong Kong-bound flight met with the incident at around 10 AM. There were no reports of any injuries.
NAC had to arrange another plane to fly the passengers to the destination.
Many aircrafts flying out were delayed while other flying in were put on hold before NAC’s another plane landed.
The affected aircraft was immediately grounded after it sustained damage to its engine due to the bird hit.