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Cargo plane crashes in Nepal, kills both pilots

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

A small Nepalese cargo plane today crashed in a mountainous district, killing both the pilots onboard the aircraft mostly used for flying and other supplies to remote regions.

Pilot Kiran Bhattarai and were killed when the cargo aircraft crashed at Simikot pass in Bahun Kharka in district, police said.

The single-engine 208B Grand with call sign 9N-AJU had taken off from Surkhet to district and was flying at a height of 12,800 feet.

The bodies of the two pilots have been brought to There were no other passengers in the ill-fated aircraft, police said.

The bodies were brought on board a Simrik Air helicopter at around 1 pm, said Simrik Air staffer

The aircraft took off from early today and was scheduled to land at 6:55 am in Simikot.

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

The freight transporter aircraft was discovered wrecked and fragmented into three parts in Ekalbajkharka at around 11:00 am, a Nepalese media report said.

The plane was mostly used for flying and other supplies in the mountainous region.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 18:45 IST