Royal Nepal flight makes emergency landing at IGI Airport

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A Royal Nepal Airlines Delhi-Kathmandu flight carrying 160 passengers made an emergency landing at the IGI Airport here late Sunday evening, said airport sources. All passengers and crew were safe.

According to airport sources, the flight took off from the IGI Airport at 8 p.m. for Kathmandu.

“Due to a techical glitch the flight had to return back to IGI Airport and landed back around 8.30 p.m.,” a source told IANS.

Sources further said that soon after the landing, a tyre burst occurred, forcing the aircraft to stop on the taxi-way.

“The aircraft landed at runway number 28. At the time of taxiing, a tyre burst occurred,” said a source.

The taxi-way was unserviceable after the incident for some time but airport operations remained normal.

–IANS

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