|Date:||Wednesday 4 March 2015|
|Operator:||THY Turkish Airlines|
|C/n / msn:||1522|
|First flight:||2014-04-29 (10 months)|
|Engines:||2 General Electric CF6-80E1A3|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 227|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 238|
|Location:||Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) ( Nepal)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey|
|Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM/VNKT), Nepal|
An Airbus A330-303, operated by THY Turkish Airlines, suffered a runway excursion accident upon landing at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM), Nepal.
Flight TK726 was a regular passenger service from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST) to Kathmandu, Nepal. The flight was the first international flight to scheduled to arrive that morning. After descending from cruising altitude, it entered a holding pattern at FL210 at 06:12 hours local time (00:27 UTC) until about 07:00 (01:15 UTC) when it was cleared for a VOR/DME approach to runway 02. This approach was abandoned at about the Missed Approach Point at 1DME and the aircraft performed a go around. The aircraft circled and positioned for a second approach to runway 02. After landing the aircraft went off the left side of the runway. It ran onto soft soil and the nose landing gear collapsed.