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Dry landslide obstructs Daram River in Baglung

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BAGLUNG — A dry landslide has blocked the Daram River at Manewa in Righa VDC-7 of Baglung district on Sunday morning at around 5 am.

The landslide has formed a huge lake in the River, and disrupted power supply in various parts of the district as the landslide has washed away electricity poles of central transmission line, according to police.

Scores of vehicles plying the Mid-Hill Postal Highway have been stranded following the incident.

A police team deployed from the Area Police Office, Harichaur, under the command of Inspector has already reached the incident site, the District Police Office, Baglung, informed.

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TIA resumes operation after Malindo aircraft skids off runway towed

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KATHMANDU — Tribhuvan International Airport has resumed operation since 9:00 am Friday morning after it was closed at around 10:45 pm on Thursday.

The airport had halted all international flights following the runway excursion by the Kuala Lumpur-bound Malindo Air flight on Thursday night, according to TIA officials.

The Boeing 737-900ER aircraft taking off for Kuala Lumpur from Kathmandu skidded off the runway at 10:07 pm yesterday.

The flight OD 181 with call sign 9M-LNJ, was cleared for takeoff from runway 20 with 139 people, including 4 crew members, on board the aircraft.

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It has been learnt that the pilot swerved the plane towards the ground from the runway after sensing some technical glitches with the tyres of the aircraft.

But the aircraft apparantly couldn’t stop because of the take-off speed and load at the final moment and overran 50m south (Koteshwor side) from the runway threshold and rested in a grassland at around 22:08 pm (local time).

The runway was closed following the incident. However, the aircraft has not suffered any damage but the front tyre has been stuck in the mud.

In March 2015, a Turkish Airlines aircraft also suffered a runway excursion during landing at TIA that had closed the country’s sole international airport for four days.

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