Now THAT’S a rough landing: Passengers have to get out and PUSH plane after tyre bursts on runway in Nepal
- Passengers pushed a 19-seater jet off the runway at Bajura Airport in Kolti, Nepal
- Aircraft got stuck in the middle of the landing strip after one of its tyres exploded
- Accident meant other aircraft could not land at the airport, causing a traffic jam
Plane passengers in Nepal have been forced to get out and push their aircraft off the runway after one its tyres burst.
Passengers on the 19-seater jet were filmed guiding the Tara Air plane to safety after it became stranded on the runway at Bajura Airport in Kolti last week.
Airport officials also rushed to help the stricken pilot as planes circled overhead waiting for the traffic jam to clear so they could land.
Plane passengers Bajura Airport in Kolti, Nepal, were last week forced to get out and push their aircraft off the runway after one its tyres burst
The De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter plane was coming in to land when the tyre exploded.
The pilot managed to touch down safely but the airport had no infrastructure to drag the plane off the runway meaning the aircraft was stranded and causing a traffic jam.
Kind-hearted passengers were quick to react, pushing the stricken pilot off the landing strip as planes circled overhead.
One local said: ‘Probably only in our Nepal.’ Another said: ‘Hats off to those all pushing to move. Ready to face the challenges.’
The De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter plane was coming in to land when the tyre exploded, leaving it stranded on the runway
Kind-hearted passengers were quick to react, pushing the stricken Tara Air plane off the landing strip as planes circled overhead
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