Nepal forms commission to probe air crash

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 21:22

Kathmandu: The Nepal government on Monday formed a commission to investigate the crash of a Nepal Airlines aircraft that killed all 18 people on board.
The four-member commission, headed by former Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Director General Tri Ratna Manandhar, was given 60 days to submit its report.

A Danish national, an army major and a Nepali Congress leader were among those killed when the plane crashed into the side of a snow-clad mountain in the country`s west, officials said.

The 19-seat Twin Otter of the state-owned airline had 15 passengers and three crew members on board. It lost contact with air traffic control shortly after taking off from the popular tourist town of Pokhara yesterday.

The bodies were airlifted from the crash site to Kathmandu this afternoon.

First Published: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 21:22
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