One hurt as plane crashes while landing in Nepal

By Indo Asian News Service | Saturday, June 01, 2013 | 11:08:37 AM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Kathmandu, June 1 (IANS) One person was injured when an aircraft crash landed at an airport in Nepal Saturday, an official said.

Kathmandu, June 1 (IANS) One person was injured when an aircraft crash landed at an airport in Nepal Saturday, an official said.

The Dornier plane crashed while landing at Simikot airport of Humla Saturday morning due to thick fog covering the mountain airstrip. The airport is some 700 km northwest of here.

"The 9N AHB Dornier plane of Sita Air carrying 5 passengers and 2 crew members crashed on the runway at around 7.10 a.m.," Bijaya Narayan Manandhar, chief district officer, Humla told Xinhua over phone.

The plane while landing at the mountain airstrip in Humla, flew round the airport thrice due to low visibility and once it landed, the left wing collided on the ground, said Manandhar.

"All of the 7 people on board are safe though one of them has sustained minor injuries," Manandhar said.

A small plane of Goma Air also skidded off the runway on the same airport May 27.

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