Yeti Airlines makes emergency landing after bird-hit
A Yeti Airlines aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Biratnagar today after a bird hit it.
Despite the damage, the crew of the plane safely landed the plane back to the airport.
The flight 792 Jetstream-41 had just taken off at 1:29 pm for Kathmandu from Biratnagar Airport, when a bird darted into the aircraft’s engine, Yeti Airlines station manager in Biratnagar Prem Kunwar said, adding that the plane had to make an emergency landing within four minutes of take off. “All the 29 people on board are safe and another aircraft brought them to Kathmandu.”
Engineers are checking the aircraft as the bird got sucked up into the plane’s engine after hitting it, acting general manager at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal office, Birendra Prasad Shrestha said, adding that the incident is being investigated.