Flight to Nepal hit by birds, passengers safe

March 24, 2014 - 7:28:37 am

KATHMANDU: A flock of birds shattered the windshields of a Malaysia Airlines jet as it landed in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, but all 180 passengers and crew were safe, an airport official said yesterday. The birds hit the Boeing 737 late on Friday, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, chief of the Civil Aviation Authority Nepal, said. Birds hitting aircraft are common at Kathmandu international airport. Suman said the aircraft returned home after the windshields were repaired.

Thai ‘red shirts’ 

defend PM

BANGKOK: Supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra say they will take to the streets as moves to impeach her gather pace, raising the spectre of confrontation with protesters who helped scupper a February election she had been expected to win. The Constitutional Court annulled the election on Friday and the chairman of the Election Commission said it would be months before a new vote could be held, leaving Yingluck at the head of an enfeebled caretaker government. After months of restraint, Thaksin’s “red shirts” supporters are making militant noises under hardline new leaders.  Agencies