Buddha Air aircraft returns to TIA mid-flight citing technical glitchAccording to representatives of the domestic air carrier, the aircraft, flying to Surkhet, returned to TIA after the flight crew noticed a problem with the aircraft’s airspeed indicator.
A Buddha Air aircraft flying to Surkhet from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu returned mid-flight after experiencing a technical glitch.
The aircraft with the registration number 9N-AMD took off from TIA with 62 passengers onboard at 8:13am.
According to representatives of the domestic air carrier, the aircraft returned to TIA after the flight crew noticed a problem with the aircraft’s airspeed indicator.
The flight returned to TIA at 8:45am.
Following the incident, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) issued a notice to ground the aircraft and the flight crew until further notice.
The passengers were flown to their destination on another flight.
On March 9, a Shree Airlines aircraft, flying to Bhairahawa from TIA, had also returned mid-flight after the aircraft’s fire detection system warned of a possible fire in the plane’s right engine.
The airline was suspended from operating flights for three days.