03 September, 2018

Yeti Airlines Jetstream 41 suffers collapsed nose-wheel in runway excursion

A Yeti Airlines BAe jetstream 41 suffered serious damage when it made a runway excursion at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport, Nepal on 1st September.

The aircraft, registration 9N-AHW, was operating flight 1424 when it went off the runway at around 2030 on Saturday.  There were 21 passengers and 3 crew members onboard the aircraft at the time of the incident and it is understood that 5 people sustained some minor injuries. 

The nose landing gear collapsed as the aircraft came to a stop in the grass near taxiways D and E which closed the airport for 12 hours before with the help of the army, the aircraft was moved to a safe location. 

Yeti Airlines used social media to issue the following statement -