A Turkish Airlines plane lies on a field after it overshot the runway at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport Wednesday and skidded onto nearby grassland.Aviation officials said no one on board was injured, although one witness described how terrified passengers leapt from their seats as the cabin filled with smoke after the plane skidded to a halt.Airport spokesman Purna Prasad Chudal said the pilot overshot the runway during an initial attempt to land, before making a second try that sent the plane skidding off the tarmac."We could feel the tyres skid ... I could see an air hostess from my seat, she had tears in her eyes," Malhotra, 28, told AFP.When the plane stopped, smoke filled the cabin, making it difficult to breathe, he said.
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