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On The Scene: Quake Overwhelms Nepal
Landing at Tribhuvan, Nepals only international airport, at 1,300 meters altitude in the Kathmandu Valley is no easy feat, even in the best of times and weather. It is considered a hazardous approach and there is no instrumentation landing system. Serious accidents are not uncommon.
Since Saturdays magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which may have killed as many as 10,000 people, according to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, many flights carrying critically-needed relief supplies and rescue teams h