Saudi Arabia-bound NAC aircraft returns to Kathmandu citing technical glitch

KATHMANDU: A Nepal Airlines aircraft flying to Dammam of Saudi Arabia from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu returned mid-air after experiencing a technical problem.

According to Pratap Babu Tiwari, Director at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the aircraft (RA 412) took off from TIA at 12:14 am today and returned to Kathmandu at 4:51 am.

It reported technical issues with its ‘Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)’ as it reached Pakistan, prompting the crew members to divert the flight back to Kathmandu.

The TCAS system provides an alert to avoid potential risks when another aircraft comes nearby during the flight operation.

Airport authorities have assured that alternative arrangements will be made for the passengers on RA 412 to ensure they reach their destinations.

 

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