Nepal's airport shut after Malaysian plane skids off runway

ANI | Updated: Apr 20, 2018 14:20 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], April 20 (ANI): Nepal's only international airport on Friday remained shut after a Kuala Lumpur-bound Malaysian airline Malindo Air flight skidded off the runway.

Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu confirmed that the aircraft was towed away from the grassland to the runway and now is in the parking area, reported the Kathmandu Post.

The jet skidded to a halt on grassland and came to a stop in mud about 100 feet (30 metres) from the runway.

The Malindo Air flight's runway excursion had made the airport halt all the international flights.

According to the report, the domestic flights remained unaffected. The cause for the accident is unknown.

An investigation is underway, according to the reports.

Malindo Air, in a statement confirmed that its aircraft that was bound for Kuala Lumpur had overrun the runway at Tribuvan International Airport, the Star reported.

"The airline deeply regrets any inconvenience caused to the passengers who are affected by the incident," the statement read. (ANI)