KATHMANDU, March 23 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 on Sunday.
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 a common problem at Kathmandu
international airport, ringed by forested hills.
Suman said the aircraft returned home after the windshields
An international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
has entered its third week, with still no confirmed trace of the
Boeing 777 that vanished on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur
to Beijing with 239 people on board.
(Reporting by Gopal Sharma; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Nick