Makalu Air plane crash: Pilots’ bodies brought to KathmanduThe bodies of two pilots, who lost their lives when a Makalu Air cargo aircraft crashed at Simikot Pass in Kharpunath Municipality of Humla on Wednesday morning, have been brought to Kathmandu.
The bodies of two pilots, who lost their lives when a Makalu Air cargo aircraft crashed at Simikot Pass in Kharpunath Municipality of Humla on Wednesday morning, have been brought to Kathmandu.
A Simrik Air helicopter had left for Kathmandu with the bodies from Surkhet at around 1 pm, informed Simrik Air representative Kamal Gautam.
Earlier, a Mountain Air helicopter had brought the mortal remains of the pilots from the accident site.
Gautam said that the chopper is scheduled to land at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital at 2:45pm.
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Makalu Air cargo aircraft Pilot Kiran Bhattarai and co-pilot Aditya Nepali had died in the crash that occurred at an altitude of 12,800 feet.
The single-engine Cessna 208B Grand Caravan with call sign 9N-AJU had flown to Humla headquarters Simikot from Surkhet. The plane had taken off from Surkhet to Humla district headquarters Simikot. It took off from Surkhet Airport at 6:12 am Wednesday morning and was scheduled to land at 6:55 am in Simikot.
Makalu Air has three single-engine Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircrafts to its fleet. Based in Nepalgunj, Makalu Air provides chartered passenger and cargo services.