KATHMANDU, Nepal An aircraft of Yeti Airlines, skidded off the runway at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, on Friday, authorities confirmed.
All passengers and crew members on the domestic flight were reportedly safe.
An aircraft with a call sign 9NAMM, which was flying from the western city of Nepalgunj, had runway excursion, while landing at Kathmandu airport. It reached to the parking bay area after skidding off.
All 66 passengers, including two infants and three flight crew members on board are safe and have been evacuated, Yeti Airlines informed.
According to airport officials, the country's sole international airport remained closed, following the incident, and will resume after the removal of the aircraft from the spot.
All incoming flights were transferred to other countries, while outgoing flights were halted.
The incident happened as Nepal has been witnessing heavy rainfall since early Friday morning.
Runway excursions are common at the airport's single 3kmlong runway. Since April, the TIA has been undergoing a runway upgrade programme.
In March last year, an aircraft of USBangla Airlines crashed near the TIA runway, killing some 50 people.
Source: Nam News Network