A Nepal-bound flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines returned back to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka soon after it took off this morning as the runway of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu has been suspended following a “runway excursion” of an aircraft during landing today.
The pilot was informed about Tribhuvan International Airport while the plane was still in Bangladesh sky, Deputy General Manager (Public Relations) of Biman Tahera Khondoker told The Daily Star.
The Biman flight took off around 10:30am, according to Biman sources.
Earlier today, a Yeti Airlines aircraft suffered a “runway excursion” during landing at the Kathmandu airport, officials said.
All 68 passengers, including two minors, and four crew members on board safely disembarked from the aircraft, the airlines said on its Twitter account.
The aircraft, which took off from Nepalgunj airport for Kathmandu, careened around 20 metres off the runway and onto grass while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport from the Koteshwor side.
The incident has affected take-offs and landings of all inbound and outbound flights at the only international airport in Nepal.
According to the airport, all incoming flights to Kathmandu have been diverted to other airports.