Nepal’s only international airport closed after plane skids off runway

Kathmandu: Nepal’s only international airport has been closed after a Kuala Lumpur-bound flight with 139 people on board skidded off the runway while attempting to take off, officials said.
Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu was forced to halt all international flights after the incident involving Malindo Air jet on Thursday night, the Kathmandu Post reported.
There were 139 people, including four crew members, on board the aircraft, Boeing 737-900, registration 9M-LNJ. No casualty had been reported, the report said.
“The flight captain aborted the take-off at the final moment after he saw an error at the monitor inside the cockpit,” the airport’s general manager Raj Kumar Chettri said quoting the captain.