Sunday, November 09, 2014

Plane with lawmakers averts accident

KATHMANDU: Nepal Airline Corporation’s Twin Otter with a call sign, 9N ABU, averted an accident on Sunday morning, while preparing to take-off from Phaplu Airport in Solukhumbu.

The aircraft, which was heading towards Kathmandu, encountered ‘technical problem’ in the engine.

NAC Spokesperson Saroj Kasaju said the aircraft faced minor technical problem for which they had to halt the flight.

"The problem was fixed and the aircraft later flew to sectors like Biratnagar on Sunday,” he said.

The aircraft was carrying 15 passengers, including five lawmakers, who were members of a committee formed to investigate into alleged foul play during the second CA polls held last year.

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