Simrik Airlines Dornier 228 Suffered a Runway Excursion on Takeoff

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A Simrik Airlines (formerly known as Sita Air) Dornier Do-228 performing flight with 9 passengers and 2 crew, was about to take off from Lukla when the aircraft went off the left edge of the runway and stopped.

The airline reported the aircraft became involved in a runway excursion aligning to the left of the runway center line.

There were no injuries and no damage, the aircraft however needed to be inspected before returning to service. A licensed aircraft mechanics was flown to Lukla to conduct that inspection and returned the aircraft to service at about 10:00L. The aircraft departed to Kathmandu immediately afterwards.