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Posted September 29, 2012 by Vlogger-1 in People
 
 

Nepal plane crash kills 19 at Kathmandu


The aircraft, operated by Sita Air, got here down minutes after take-off from Kathmandu. Officials stated it crashed right into a river financial institution and caught hearth.
Sixteen passengers and three crew had been on board the twin-propeller Dornier.
The UK Foreign Office has confirmed the British deaths and stated relations have been knowledgeable.
As effectively because the seven Britons, 5 Chinese nationals and 7 Nepali nationals had been on the aircraft, together with the three Nepalese crew, police and aviation officers stated.

The British Embassy in Kathmandu stated the UK ambassador had gone to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, the place the our bodies of those that died had been taken.
The reason for the crash isn’t but recognized. However, the overall supervisor of Tribhuvan International Airport, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, stated it appeared that the aircraft had struck a chook.
He stated air site visitors management contacted the pilot after noticing an uncommon manoeuvre minutes after take-off and the pilot stated his aircraft had hit a vulture.
Mr Suman stated the aircraft had been trying to get again to the airport when it crashed.
Nepalese officers later stated that the flight recorders had been recovered from the wreckage.
They stated preliminary stories advised the crash occurred because the pilots tried to vary course and land once more after struggling “technical glitches”.
Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai promised to take motion to stop related accidents, however didn’t give particulars.
“I am saddened by the death of the locals and foreign nationals in the plane crash. I pay condolences to the families of the dead,” he stated.
The Dornier 228 plane had been heading for Lukla, the hub for trekking within the Everest area.
The trekking season has simply begun in Nepal and 1000’s of climbers, together with many Westerners, head to the nation’s well-known Himalayan peaks.
A spokeswoman for native journey agency Sherpa Adventures stated the British group had arrived in Nepal on Wednesday and was because of begin trekking on Friday till 16 October.
Police spokesman Binod Singh instructed the AFP information company that “the pilots seem to have tried to land it safely on the banks of the river but unfortunately the plane caught fire”.
One of the primary rescuers to achieve the crash web site, police officer Bhagwan Bhandari, described the scene as “terrifying”.
“There was fire coming from the aircraft. Red flames were reaching up to 20m (65ft) above the ground,” he stated.


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