Relief Flies to Nepal after Major Earthquake
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, relief workers and aid have been flying to Kathmandu Airport as fast as possible to assist with the recovery effort. The situation at Kathmandu Airport has presented a number of challenges to the massive and urgent relief effort underway, but those involved—pilots, air traffic controllers, and ground personnel—have been adapting to move relief supplies in and people out.
Efforts have been hampered by the small size of Kathmandu’s airport and aftershocks, which have halted operations multiple times. With only a single runway and limited availability of space on the ground for large aircraft, many flights have been left to circle for hours while material is offloaded at the airport. Despite those challenges, relief supplies and personnel have begun to arrive. (more…)