Everest-bound plane hit bird before crash: Kathmandu airport

The pilot of a plane which came down shortly after taking off from Nepal's capital on Friday told traffic controllers that the aircraft had hit a bird, Kathmandu airport said.

"Immediately after the take off, the air traffic controllers noticed the aircraft making unusual manoeuvres. When the controller asked the pilot about it, he said the plane had struck a bird," Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, manager of Tribhuvan International Airport, told reporters.

by Deepak Adhikari © 2012 AFP

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Source: AFP
Date: Sep 28, 2012