TIA to remain closed for half hour from 3.10 pm today for rehearsal of emergency plan

06/28/2019

Kathmandu, June 28: Country's sole international airport is to be closed for half an hour this afternoon for a rehearsal of airport emergency plan. A full practice in regard with 'bomb threat' is to be conducted with participation of several organizations relating to air flight, security, medical and rescue. Operations of flights towards both domestic and international routes will be ceased from 3:10 pm to 3:40 pm today for the emergency plan rehearsal, said TIA managing director Raj Kumar Chhetri. This will be first full-time emergency rehearsal. According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)'s rule, the airport should conduct this type of practice twice in a year. A dummy of Boeing 757 aircraft will be used for the emergency rescue practice on TIA 'taxi way' area. The rehearsal will take a momentum once information about placing a bomb in the aircraft is circulated. During the rehearsal period, more smoke will be billowing over sky over and near TIA and there will be increased mobility of fire fighters, security personnel, ambulance and other related activities. RSS

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