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In pictures: Turkish Airlines skids off runway in Nepal

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Image caption A Turkish Airlines flight skidded off the runway after landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Wednesday morning
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Image caption The pilot overshot the runway during an initial attempt to land, before making a second attempt that sent the plane skidding off the tarmac.
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Image caption No-one was seriously injured, and all 238 people who were on board were safely evacuated.
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Image caption This is the only international airport in Nepal, so the accident caused all flights in and out of the country to be cancelled, leaving passengers stranded.
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Image caption The accident punctured all the tyres on the plane.
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Image caption Nepal doesn't have the equipment required to move the plane safely and is trying to borrow it from neighbouring India. The authorities hope to resume flights on Thursday.

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