• Friday 23rd August 2019

Pilot and co-pilot killed in Goma air crash

  • Published on: May 31, 2017

  • By Our Reporter
    A cargo plane of Goma Air crashed upon touchdown near Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla on Saturday
    Pilot Prakash Kumar Rai, co-pilot SujanManandharand airhostess PragyaMaharjan were injured in the crash. Rai and Mandhar died while undergoing treatment in Lukla.
    The plane (9N-AKY) suffered some technical problems after it touched branches of a tree while making a landing and crashed around 200 meters below the runway.
    Airhostess Maharjan is undergoing treatment in Kathmandu.
    Meanwhile, a Nepal Army cargo plane crashed after overshooting the runway during an emergency landing at Bajura Airport on Tuesday
    Pilot-in-Command Colonel KailashGurung died while co-pilot Anita Ale and steward PurnaBahadurKhadka have sustained serious injuries.
    The PZL M28 Skytruck with call sign NA-048 that took off for Simikot in Humla from Surkhet district was diverted to Bajura Airport after strong winds.


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