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.

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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