An Yeti Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing at Biratnagar Airport today after a bird hit it soon after taking off.
The plane with the call number 792 had just taken off the airport at 1:29 pm for Kathmandu when a bird darted into the plane’s engine.
Following this, the plane had to make an emergency landing within four minutes of take off from the airport in eastern Nepal.
All 29 people on board are safe and they were brought to Kathmandu by another aircraft, Yeti Airlines station manager in Biratnagar, Prem Kunwar, said.
According to him, engineers are checking the aircraft as some fault has been seen after the bird got sucked up into the plane’s engine.
Acting General Manager of the Tribhuvan International Airport, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal office, Birendra Prasad Shrestha said the incident is being investigated.
Earlier on March 23, a Yeti Airlines aircraft was about to take off for Kathmandu when it was hit by a bird at Pokhara Regional Airport, forcing the pilot to return to the parking area without any major damage to the plane.
There were 29 persons, including flight crew, aboard the 9N AIH jet steam plane, stated Yeti Airlines.