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On The Scene: Quake Overwhelms Nepal

Landing at Tribhuvan, Nepal’s 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 Saturday’s 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...

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