Malindo Air flight suffers runway excursion in Kathmandu
Malindo Air flight from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur suffered a runway excursion on Thursday night after an aborted takeoff at the Tribhuvan International Airport. No casualties have been reported. There were more than 130 people on board the aircraft.
The Boeing 737-900, registration 9M-LNJ, was cleared for takeoff from runway 20. "The flight captain aborted takeoff at the final moment after he saw an error at the monitor inside the cockpit," Raj Kumar Chettri, general manager of TIA said, quoting the captain.
The aircraft was unable to stop with such a take off speed and load at the final moment and overran 50m south (Koteshwor side) from the runway threshold and rested in a grassland at around 22:08 pm (local time), Chettri said. The runway was subsequently closed.
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Posted: 20 Apr 2018 15:13:31