The Fly Dubai aircraft reportedly caught fire after it took off from the Kathmandu airport and continued its journey to Dubai after seeking permission for landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. ANI quoted sources as saying that the fire tender at the airport. The plane reportedly belongs to Fly Dubai and caught fire while taking off from Kathmandu airport. Nepal’s tourism minister says that the plane carrying 150 passengers has now left for Dubai. The pilots of the aircraft experienced a problem with one of its engines soon after take off from Tribhuvan International Airport.
Sources said the Dubai-bound Fly Dubai aircraft turned back and took off in Dharke after one of its engines was reported to have malfunctioned. The pilots later told the control tower that they would proceed after all indicators were found to be normal.
#fly dubai The airplane flight number FZ576 caught engine fire and circled over Kathmandu minutes after takeoff. They are trying to land safely and according to the aviation authority the flight has been redirected to Dhading. Hoping and praying for the safety of all passengers and crew. pic.twitter.com/0NoePsHarm— Nirwan Luitel (@nirwanluitel) April 24, 2023
As per the report, the low-cost airline was operating a Boeing 737 aircraft from Kathmandu to Dubai. The plane is still in the air and has been tracked by at least 50,000 people on flight tracking website FlightRadar24, making it the most tracked flight right now.
“After encountering a problem, the aircraft switched off its engine for some time and now it is proceeding towards the destination without landing at Kathmandu airport,” the deputy director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal was quoted as saying by a private television news channel. Used to be.”
Currently FZ576 is being followed by more than 50,000 people. Videos posted on social media showed a possible engine problem at the time of departure. The flight now continues away from Kathmandu. https://t.co/0vD0CH8OrQ pic.twitter.com/Txx2Vave03
— FlightRadar24 (@FlightRadar24) April 24, 2023
Sudan Kirati, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, shared on his Facebook account that the FlyDubai plane was flying safely to its destination and urged everyone not to worry about it. Earlier there was news that preparations are being made for emergency landing of Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the airport here.
Eyewitnesses claimed that they saw the plane catching fire in the sky of Kathmandu. “The flight of Dubai flight number 576 (Boeing 737-800) from Kathmandu to Dubai is now normal and is proceeding to its destination Dubai as per flight plan,” the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said in a tweet.