Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) The aircraft which crashed near here Friday suffered a bird-hit before it went down, said authorities.
The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Civil Aviation Office said the crash happened after the aircraft hit a flying bird, reported myrepublica.com
Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, an official, said that pilot Bijaya Tandukar had told the air traffic control that the plane had a bird hit.
Tandukar said this after the air traffic control contacted the pilot to inquire about "unusual manoeuvering" of the aircraft at the time of take off, said Suman.
Nineteen people, including 12 foreigners, were killed in the aircrash that took place minutes after the aircraft took off.
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