A plane belonging to Sita Air crash landed at Ranjha Airport in Nepalgunj on Saturday. All crew members and passengers on the plane are safe, said Civil Aviation Authority, Nepalgunj. The chartered aircraft, 9NAHR, had taken off from Jumla and was to land in Nepalgunj. It crash-landed after its landing gear failed, said officials. Civil Aviation Authority Nepalgunj office chief Narendra Thapa said major damage was averted thanks to the pilot. Pilot Fijunath Nepali said he prevented the plane from catching fire by killing the engine after learning that the landing gear had malfunctioned. Following the incident, air traffic at the airport was halted.
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