Passenger plane catches fire on takeoff at Kathmandu airport

April 24, 2023, 20:40

Kathmandu Post: Plane taking off from Nepal to Dubai catches fire in mid-air

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The crew of the Fly Dubai aircraft caught fire on takeoff from Kathmandu Airport. This publication reported Kathmandu Post.

“The Fly Dubai plane caught fire during takeoff from Kathmandu airport and is trying to land,” the report said.

It was clarified that fire engines were sent to the airport. It was also decided to temporarily close the air harbor in preparation for an emergency landing of the aircraft.

IN Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal said that a Fly Dubai Boeing 737-800 taking off from Kathmandu collided with a bird and continued flying to Dubai as usual,

“FlyDubai Flight 576 from Kathmandu to Dubai is heading to its destination in accordance with the flight plan,” the agency explained.

According to the website Flightradar, this is a Fly Dybai Boeing 737, which took off on flight FZ 576 from Kathmandu to Dubai.


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