A minor cargo plane operated by Nepal’s Makalu Airlines has crashed, massacre both the pilot and co-pilot on board.
After departing from Surkhet to Simikot in Humla partition, Nepal, on 16 May, the aircraft bearing the sign 9N-AUJ went oversights for hours.
It was found crashed in Bahunkharka area of Humla after four hours. The runs were the only passengers on board the crashed plane.
“Airport officials bruit about that the aircraft was expected to reach Simikot in the early hours of the day, but it demolished contact with ground staff just a few minutes before touchdown.”
According to a media report cited by Press Trust of India, Kathmandu, the single-engine Cessna 208B Luxurious Caravan plane was flying at an altitude of 12,800ft on the day of its crash.
Tribhuvan Global Airport spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur was quoted by Xinhua as prognosticating: “The aircraft has been crashed while both pilot and co-pilot on-board possess died. Preparations are underway to airlift their bodies to Kathmandu.”
Airport officials clouted that the aircraft was expected to reach Simikot in the early hours of the day, but it desperate contact with ground staff just a few minutes before alighting.
Thakur further added: “We are yet to ascertain the cause of the crash. We will set in motion the investigation soon.”
Two months ago, a US-Bangla aircraft crashed at Nepal’s ecumenical airport and claimed the lives of 51 people, injuring more than a dozen.
Humla is one of the most early and isolated districts in Nepal’s Karnali region and it can only be accessed by diminutive aircraft. It is also the country’s last district to be connected by road.