And yet again, we have another plane crash! A Nepal Airlines Twin Otter plane with 18 passengers on board has crashed at Khidim of Arghakanchi district this afternoon. The search operations, on ground, have continued on the suspected site for hours now. Teams of Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force from Gulmi and Arghakhanchi are continuing with the search operations in the area.
The Jumla-bound twin otter lost its contact with control tower in Bhairahawa at around 1:13 pm. The plane had taken off from Pokhara airport at 12:43 pm.
The 18 passengers on board included a child, a foreign national and three-member crew.
Here’s the list of people on board along with the scan copy of passengers list.
Captain Shankar Shrestha
Co-pilot Rabindra Banjara
Air Hostess Muna Maharjan.
Tek Bahadur Mahatara
Barsha Hamal Neupane
Dr Bikalpa Polkahrel
Rajendra Prasad Devkota
M Mathiesen (Danish national)
Due to poor visibility, the helicopters haven’t been able to land in the suspected crash site.
More updates to follow..
A sad incident indeed!