Govt indefinitely bans paragliding across Nepal following Pokhara accident

Paragliding in Pokhara
File: Paragliding in Pokhara

Kathmandu, October 16

The government has banned paragliding across Nepal after the death of a sportsman in a paragliding accident during the 9th National Games in Pokhara.

After Tribhuvan Army Club’s Nisim Thapa died in the accident, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) decided to ban the flights until the next notice, according to the authority’s spokesperson Jagannath Niraula.

“The ban covers paragliding for all purposes: entertainment, business and sports,” Niraula says, “We are minutely studying flight safety. We will make another decision after completing the study.”

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