Sita aircraft escapes accident


23rd Apr, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


SOLUKHUMBU, April 23: An aircraft of Sita Airlines made an emergency landing with no human casualty but minor damage to the aircraft.

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The Lukla-bound aircraft from Kathmandu with call sign 9 NHR made an emergency landing at Phaplu airport due to adverse climate.

According to the District Police Office, Solukhumbu, the wing of the aircraft has suffered a crack after it hit the wall of the airport while approaching the runaway for the emergency landing around 8:00 am.

A total of 17 people including three crew members were on board.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Madhav Prasad Budhathoki, said that 12 of the passenger were foreigners.