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Cargo plane crashes in Nepal, killing two pilots

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

A small cargo plane today crashed in Nepal, killing both pilots onboard the aircraft, according to a media report.

at Civil Authority of NepalRajan Pokharel said the cargo aircraft crashed at Simikot Pass in Bahun Kharka, Humla, Kathmandu Post reported.

The plane was flying at a height of 12,800 feet. The single-engine 208B Grand with call sign 9N-AJU had taken off from Surkhet to district It took off from at 6:12 am this morning and was scheduled to land at 6:55 am in Simikot, the report said.

has three single-engine 208B Grand aircrafts to its fleet. Based in Nepalgunj, provides chartered passenger and cargo services, it said.

The freight transporter aircraft was discovered wrecked and fragmented into three parts in Ekalbajkharka at around 11:00 am. The plane was mostly used for flying and other supplies in the mountainous region.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 14:00 IST