Turkish Airlines aircraft skids off Kathmandu runwayBack to Forum
AnonymousGuest4 Mar 2015
At Hoedspruit Airport near Kruger in South Africa they have a leopard on standby to keep Game off the runway areas leading to the memorable flight announcement,
“Hey there, we are going to do a go-around as the leopard has been deployed”4 Mar 2015
If it was in the Daily Mail it must be true:-)
Saw a Boeing E3 Sentry AWACS aircraft leave Faro airport yesterday afternoon. Not sure what that would have been deployed to scare off.5 Mar 2015
The airport is still closed to civilian flights. It will not reopen until Friday morning. Many thousands of passengers remain stranded.5 Mar 2015
The situation remains uncertain with the airport still closed.7 Mar 2015
Turkish Airlines in the media once again. Seems it was caused by pilot error. I have been to KTM and this is surely not the airport where I want to get stranded.
The A330 was only 10 months old. It may have to be written off…7 Mar 2015
Local media now reporting that the airport will be open this evening (Saturday) after a four day closure.
News article plus pictures of the TK plane being moved.7 Mar 2015
Can’t have been an easy operation. I’ve learnt from experience if stranded make a hotel booking yourself immediately so you have a decent room then sort it out with the airline. Most people wait for the airline to find them a room and sometimes that can mean an overnighter on the airport floor!8 Mar 2015
A pictures has emerged on twitter today via @W7VOA
It shows that the Turkish A330 is still at Kathmandu airport. But the livery has been painted over to disguise the airline’s identity and the engines have been removed.
The plane’s future remains unclear.4 May 2015
Thanks for the update. I have heard rumors that the A330 should be repaired and brought back to service however currently looks more like TK is writing it off. Insurance matters have also not been finalized yet so for the time being nothing will happen. Over painting the logo and registration number / letters is common practice in the airline industry for wrecked aircraft.4 May 2015
The Turkish Airlines crashed A330 never departed Kathmandu.
It is expected this A330 will be scrapped.18 Aug 2015