Pilot, copilot killed as Makalu Air aircraft crashes in Humla

Wreckage of a Makalu Air aircraft after it crashed, in Humla, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Kathmandu, May 16

Two members of the cabin crew on a Makalu Air aeroplane on its way to Simikot of Humla district in Karnali Province of western Nepal have been killed as the aircraft crashed before it reached the destination.

Tribhuvan International Airport General Manager Raj Kumar Chhetri confirmed the report that the aircraft crashed on Wednesday morning.

Informing that the wreckage of ill-fated plane has already been discovered in Humla district, further information have been awaited.

“A helicopter has reached the incident site and we have been informed about the death of both.”

Pilot Kiran Bhattarai and Copilot Adhitya Nepali were on board the cargo aircraft.

Preliminary investigation suggested that the aircraft hit a peak to crash.

The aircraft had left Surkhet Airport at 6:55 am this morning and was scheduled to reach the destination in one hour.

Minutes before the arrival, communications had gone disconnected with the aircraft.

Published on May 16th, Wednesday, 2018 11:20 AM

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