Aircraft with 22 people on board makes emergency landing in Nepal

Airport officials confirmed that a passenger plane en route to the mountainous district of Mustang made an emergency landing at Pokhara airport minutes after takeoff.

Devraj Chalise, Information Officer at Pokhara Airport told ANI: “The plane operated by Summit Air, a private flight service provider in Nepal, made an emergency landing at around 8am (NST) due to an emergency landing. technical difficulties.

“The plane was returned to Pokhara airport due to a technical problem with the engine. It returned to the airport within seven minutes of take-off. The pilot reported some problems in navigation and landing. with a single motive. . The investigation into this matter is underway,” added Chalise.

According to the officer, the plane returned to the runway at 8:06 a.m. (NST). There were 18 passengers and four crew members on board.

Earlier in May, a Tara Air passenger plane crashed into mountainous terrain, killing everyone on board. The plane left radar on May 30 with 22 people on board and was found piece by piece a day later.

The twin plane with 13 Nepalese, four Indian and two German tourists on board with three crew members went missing in northwestern Nepal.

The turboprop aircraft operated by Tara Air, en route to Jomsom from Pokhara, crashed at an altitude of 14,500 feet at the base of Manapathi Peak in the Mustang district, according to airport officials.

A preliminary investigation carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) found that the crash may have been caused by bad weather conditions.

The plane had taken off from Pokhara en route to Jomsom, the headquarters of the Mustang district, where the Muktinath Temple pilgrimage is held. The district also known as “The Land Across the Himalayas” is located in the Kali Gandaki Valley of the Himalayas in Western Nepal.

Mustang (from the Tibetan Muntan meaning “fertile plain”), the region has traditionally been largely arid and arid. The deepest gorge in the world descends three miles, vertically between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains running through this district. (ANI)

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