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Friday, 20 April 2018 | MYT 11:23 AM

Malindo Air plane skids off runway at Kathmandu airport

PETALING JAYA: A Malindo Air flight overran the runway just before take-off at an airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday (April 19) night.

In a statement released on Friday (April 20), Malindo Air confirmed that its aircraft that was bound for Kuala Lumpur had overrun the runway at Tribuvan International Airport.

The airline confirmed that all 132 passengers and crew members onboard Flight OD181 were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported.

"Assistance has been rendered to the affected passengers wherein meals and accommodations are provided, as well as arrangement to the next available flight.

"The airline deeply regrets any inconvenience caused to the passengers who are affected by the incident," the statement read.

Malindo Air said it has immediately set up an investigation and taken measures to rectify the situation following the incident.