Turkish jetliner landing in fog skids off runway in Nepal, passengers are safe

Officials say a Turkish Airlines jet landing in dense fog in the Nepalese capital has skidded off a slippery runway but there were no serious injuries.

Officials at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport said the plane with 238 people on board was coming from Istanbul on Wednesday when the accident happened.

They say passengers had bumps and bruises but no serious injuries.

The runway was slippery after two days of rain and there was dense fog at the time.

They say the plane was stuck in the grass and there was some damage to the front of the Airbus 330.

The only international airport in Nepal remained closed Wednesday morning after the accident.