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Wheel of IndiGo Airbus A320 catches on fire on landing at Kathmandu, Nepal

IndiGo Airlines (Delhi) flight 6E 031 from Delhi to Kathmandu with 175 passengers, one infant and six crew members was evacuated on landing today (March 8) at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Smoke and fire was detected in the undercarriage of the Airbus A320 (the pictured VT-IEU) according to The Times of India. There were no injuries in the evacuation.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 VT-IEU (msn 5092) prepares to land in Dubai.

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Sita Air Dornier 228 crashes in Nepal, 19 killed

Sita Air (Kathmandu) flight 601 on September 28 operated with a Dornier 228 (9N-AHA) crashed after takeoff from Kathmandu International Airport. All 16 passengers and three crew members on board were killed. The crew reported a bird strike and the loss of an engine and was attempting to return to the airport when it crashed and burned. The flight was bound for the mountainous airport of Lukla, a popular destination near Mount Everest. The Nepalese government is investigating the tragic accident.

Read the full report from the San Francisco Chronicle: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Sita Air.

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