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Buddha Air\'s Bhairahawa Kathmandu flight in turbulence2014-05-02 12:36:51


A Bouddha Air flight from Bhairahawa to Kathmandu on Friday morning encountered a turbulence, injuring about a half dozen passengers on board.
 
Parasar Jung pandey, sales manager at the Airlines, confirmed that the plane of flight number U4 856 met with a minor turbulence due to bad weather.
 
“it’s due to unpredictable pre-monsoon weather, “he said. Pandey also confirmed that a passenger was injured in the incident. 

According to Devendra Dhoju, a passenger abroad, the incident happened about 10 minutes after the plane had taken off the Bhairahawa Airport at around 6:45 am today.
 
He has sustained an injury on his head. The Airlines tool him to the Sinamangal based Kathmandu Medical College teaching Hospital.
 
The hospital discharged him after needful treatment a couple of hours later.
 
“The craft shook for three times, and the passenger were in panic,” Dhoju told THT online over phone. He shared that the movement pulled some passengers off their seats. 

Dhoju claimed that around 10 passengers got minor injuries. “But they did not report it to the Airlines and went straight to their destinations,” he said. 

Dhoju said the two on-duty air hostesses also received minor injuries.
 
“Thanks to prudence of the pilot, Else, we could meet a deadly accident,” recalled Dhoju. 

Meanwhile, a staff at the Aviation safety Department of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) denied the incident. 
“Some journalists asked about the issue. But, we are not reported. We are however, taking an enquiry,” he told THT Online on condition of anonymity. 

The flight was earlier scheduled for yesterday evening. “We rescheduled that due to the bad weather,” Panday said. 
He also informed that the Airlines is rescheduling and cancelling some flights for today as well.

Source: The Himalayan Times, 02/05/2014

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