Sunday, January 15, 2023

Nepali authorities to conduct technical inspection for all domestic flights

Kathmandu: The Nepal government has instructed concerned authorities to conduct a technical inspection of all domestic flights after a Nepalese passenger plane with 72 people on board, including five Indians, crashed into a river gorge while landing at the newly-opened Pokhara airport on Sunday, killing at least 68 people.

The Cabinet meeting held in Baluwatar to assess the situation after Yeti Airlines' 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft crash also formed a five-member investigation commission under the leadership of former aviation secretary Nagendra Ghimire to probe the accident.

The aircraft that took off from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport at 10:33 am crash-landed at the airport in Pokhara -- a major tourist destination in the Himalayan nation

15/01/23 PTI

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