Air Kasthamandap plane crash in Nepal, two killed

    Air Kasthamandap plane crash in Nepal, two killed

    Feb 26, Kathmandu: A plane with 11 people on board has crashed in Nepal just two days after another air disaster killed all 23 passengers and crew on another flight.

    Two crew members died when an Air Kasthamandap plane bound to Jumla from Nepalgunj crash-landed in Chilkhaya of Kalikot of mid-western part of the country. The deceased have been identified as Dinesh Neupane (pilot) and Santosh Rana (co-pilot).

    Officials said the aircraft disappeared in mountains in the western Chilkhaya region, which borders the Himalayas, local media reports.

    Governmenr spokesmerson Padamlal Lamichane said that at least one person had died, while unconfirmed local reports claimed the two pilots were feared dead. 

    He said the plane belonging to Kasthamandap Airlines appeared to have crashed while trying to land in a field near the top of a mountain after suffering technical difficulties.
    The Oslo Times


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