Two crew members killed in Air Kasthamandap plane crash in Nepal (Update)

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Kathmandu, Feb. 26 (ANI): Two crew members were killed while nine others injured after an Air Kasthamandap plane bound to Jumla from Nepalgunj crash-landed in Chilkhaya of Kalikot of mid-western Nepal on Friday.

Two crew members Captain Dinesh Neupane and co-pilot Santosh Rana have been feared dead, according to Banke’s Nepal Police SP Tek Bahadur Rai, reports Ekantipur.

The 9N-AJB aircraft chartered flight had taken off from Nepalgunj to Jumla at 12:16 p.m. onboard 11 people, including two crew members.

The eyewitnesses said that the plane went into a steep descent and crashed nose-down.

Nepal Army spokesperson Brigadier General Tara Bahadur Karki said that a joint team of the Nepal Police and Army are on their way to the accident site.

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Brigadier General Karki informed that the rescue team would reach the site within one to one-and-a-half hour time.

Nepalgunj Air Traffic Controller has suspected that some passengers may have sustained major injuries. Helicopters from Pokhara and Nepalgunj are ready for the rescue operations. (ANI)

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