Turkish Airlines airbus averts disaster at TIA when the plane skids off runway.
A Turkish Airlines aircraft from Istanbul met with an accident while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Wednesday morning due to low visibility.
According to Air Traffic Controller at TIA, the Turkish Flight 726 inbound from Istanbul missed the runway central alignment and landed in between the TIA runway and
taxiway that forced the aircraft to skid on a grassy land.
The aircraft was told to circle the sky for a long time due to poor visibility.
There were 224 passengers who were evacuated through the emergency doors.
The front landing gear of the airbus collapsed upon landing. TIA officials suspect bad weather conditions and low visibility for the disaster.
Images of the aircraft circulating on social networking site Twitter showed the plane lying on a grassy ground near the fire station with its nose on the ground.
The runway at TIA has been closed after the incident.
All passengers have been reported safe.
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