19 dead in Sita Air plane crash near Kathmandu


19 dead in Sita Air plane crash near Kathmandu
19 dead in Sita Air plane crash near Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, SEP 28 –  Nineteen people died when the Dornier Aircraft of Sita Air crashed at the banks of Manohara River in Thimi-16 of Bhaktapur district in the Capital on Friday. Nineteen people, including 16 tourists and three crew members died in the crash. It has been said that the aircraft crashed within a minute after the Aircraft Controller’s Office had given its clearance for takeoff.

The reason of the crash has not been ascertained. However, experts claim that it could either be a case of ‘on air fire’ or it could have struck a bird on air. According to airport sources most of the tourists have been identified as Italians.

The aircraft was on its way to Lukla from the Capital.

 

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