15 Killed, 6 Survive; Agni Air Crashes

Survivor arriving in Pokhara. Photo: Santosh Pokharel
Air-hostess R HAIJU being taken to Manipal Hospital. Photo: Santosh Pokharel
 *Marked in red circle, the site of crash Photo: Tek Narayan Bhattarai

 An Agni Air plane crashed early this morning at around 9.30AM in Nepal in the Northern hills of Jomsom in Mustang, Western Nepal. Flight 9N-AIG that was flying from Pokhara towards Jomsom was carrying 21 on board when it unfortunately crashed during the course of landing. It is believed that the plane had been chartered by Indian passengers for a pilgrim tour to Muktinath, a religious site for Hindus and Buddhists. 15 people have died on-board including 13 Indian nationals. Among those killed are Nepali pilot Prabhu Sharan Pathak and co-pilot JD Maharjan. Making it alive are six from the flight including air-hostess Roshani Haiju, three Indian nationals and two European nationals who have been air-lifted via a helicopter or flown to Pokhara for treatment in Manipal Hospital. 

Truly a sad incident. Prayers to the departed soul, friends and families. Now, no one knows what really caused the crash but most occur due to a human error… if this happens to be the case here then it is even more devastating. I remember a crash few years ago in Far-west Nepal that was apparently caused due to the pilot not wanting to take the long route and instead opting for a steep turn.

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  1. Rest In Peace. bad day for the families of those victimes. may yur souls rest in peace i pray to god.

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