2016 Air Kasthamandap PAC 750XL crash

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2016 Air Kasthamandap crash
PACP-750XSTOL3.jpg
A PAC 750XL similar to the aircraft invovled
Accident
Date26 February 2016 (2016-02-26)
SummaryUnder Investigation
SiteChilkhaya, Kalikot district, Nepal
Aircraft
Aircraft typePAC 750XL
OperatorAir Kasthamandap
Registration9N-AJB
Flight originNepalgunj Airport, Nepalgunj, Nepal
DestinationJumla Airport, Jumla, Nepal
Occupants11
Passengers9
Crew2
Fatalities2
Injuries9
Survivors9

On 26 February 2016, an Air Kasthamandap PAC 750XL passenger aircraft with eleven people on board crashed at Chilkhaya in Kalikot district, Nepal, killing the two crew members and injuring all nine passengers on board.[1] Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli expressed condolences to the families of crew members killed in the incident.[2]

Victims[edit]

The victims were identified as co-pilot Santosh Rana and pilot Dinesh Neupane. Rana was the son of Nepal's Minister of Land Reform and Management, CPN-UML central leader, and lawmaker Dal Bahadur Rana.[3]

Investigation[edit]

Initial reports indicate that the crew were trying to make an emergency landing due to a technical problem.[4] The aircraft attempted to land on a farmer’s field near the top of a mountain, but the forward fuselage was reported to have been crushed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air Kasthamandap crash-lands in Kalikot; Captain, co-pilot killed". kathmandupost.ekantipur.com. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Air Kasthamandap plane crash-lands in Kalikot; 2 killed - The Himalayan Times". The Himalayan Times. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Air Kasthamandap plane crash-lands in Kalikot; 2 killed - The Himalayan Times". The Himalayan Times. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  4. ^ Sharma, Bhadra (26 February 2016). "2 Die in Second Deadly Plane Crash in Nepal in a Week". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 31 May 2016.